The Golden F**king Years
by Adrian McLoughlin
produced by Vital Signs and Andrew Livingstone Productions
Helen and Gordon spend their retirement on their Mediterranean balcony, reading and drinking gin, quite a lot of it. Both have moments of dissatisfaction. Is this life changing or merely boredom brought on by age and inactivity?
When a younger woman appears in their lives, their comfortable existence is blown apart in an unexpected fashion. Sex, alcohol and physical mayhem have dangerous repercussions for all.
A hilarious new play about getting old, moving abroad and the consequences of spontaneous behaviour, The Golden F**king Years takes a look at how people behave – and how others expect them to behave – as they age.
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three nuanced, skilled and engaging performances, a delight to observe up close in this intimate theatre.★★★★ Broadway World
the brilliance of the play grew on me… it’s also very funny. It’s an impressive playwriting debut. ★★★★ London Pub Theatres
I also really loved that The Golden F**king Years was not only highly enjoyable but also challenged the audience’s perception on what it is to be old ★★★★ London Theatre1
sparkling comedy… a very funny, rather sad, and beautifully performed tale… this one deserves to be seen. ★★★★ Reviewsgate