Writer and Lyricist

Jake Brunger


Rafe and Pete have hit a rut. After seven and a half blissfully happy years, their lack of sexual experience is driving them apart. So when they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out with their problems - knowing full well Michael has his own partner Andrew – what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control.Commissioned by Old Vic New Voices and the TS Eliot estate and first performed in a reading starring Richard Madden and Jeremy Irvine, Four Play is a new comic play about sex and commitment in the 21st century.

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by Jake Brunger


Theatre 503: 16th February - 12th March 2016


Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle

Produced by Jessica Campbell, Ramin Sabi and Jack Sain

Designed by Cecilia Carey

Lighting by Jack Weir

Music and sound design by Max Perryment

Originally commissed by Old Vic New Voices


Cast: Cai Bridgen (Rafe), Peter Hannah (Michael), Michael Gilbert (Pete), Michael James (Andrew)


"Sharp, well-observed & often frank play with some stand-out comic moments." - The Stage

"Witty, laugh-out-loud funny & thought-provoking" - West End Wilma

"Frank and hilarious... an honest, reflective piece that avoids clichés" - Londonist

"One of the best written British gay dramas of the decade." - Live Theatre UK

"Cards on the table, Four Play is one of the best pieces of new writing that I have seen for a long time.

Simply put, this was theatre at its best." - LondonTheatre1.com