The play follows the life of a pair of sixteen-year-old twins. One twin is queer, whilst the other is struggling under the pressure of the toxic masculinity enforced by his father, and the dangerous rugby culture that surrounds him. The show explores gender inequality, homophobia, class privilege and violence as a direct result of toxic masculinity.
Emily Hindle's debut play Toothache will be performed at The Space Arts Centre 7-11 September.
'Meet Josh and Roo (or Kangaroo as she prefers to be known) – two twins born and raised in Salford by an amateur DJ and a mother that thinks she’s Janis Joplin.
Josh says Roo thinks too much. Roo reckons Josh is a gobby c*nt.
As one twin comes to terms with their sexuality, the other struggles to keep their head above the surface.
Either way, they’ve got each other.
They’re best pals.
And mortal enemies.
Toothache is an outrageous comedy about the raw, awkward difficulties of growing up different.'