The South African gay-themed play, The Myth of Andrew and Jo, has had its world première at the Absolut Gay Theatre Festival in Dublin.

Written by Gideon van Eeden (writer of the acclaimed Steriel), the play tells the story of two gay couples – one gay and one lesbian.

One from each team end up in bed by mistake and the result is “a pregnancy, a child, and high comic chaos as four very sexy and delightful young gay people, whose last thought in life is ‘children’, take on their responsibilities amid high camp and down-to-earth coping”.

A project of the Artscape New Writing Programme, The Myth of Andrew and Jo was performed in Cape Town in showcase previews last year which allowed the audience to offer feedback that was used to refine the production. Monday’s performance at the New Theatre in the Irish Capital was, however, its official world première.

Director Roy Sargeant reported from Dublin on Wednesday that the show, starring Ashraaf Johardien, Dean Roberts, Deborah Vieyra and Daneel van der walt, has had near-full houses and said that the production has received a “rip-roaring” reception.

The Myth of Andrew and Jo runs in Dublin until the 15th of May.

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