‘Maybe it’s in the air. Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s the pace of life. Maybe it’s breathing in that black soot everyday on the tube. Maybe it’s commuting. Maybe it’s the cultural consciousness. Maybe it’s being a millennial. Maybe it’s the climate crisis. Maybe it’s the patriarchy.’
When ‘intimidating’ Rachel and eternal ‘nice guy’ Nick meet at an awkward work Christmas party, what was meant to be a one-night-stand becomes a sexual odyssey of self-discovery… and mutual destruction.
Adrift, isolated and insecure, they scramble for new ways to connect. Can some playful, passionate pegging provide a pathway through the pitfalls of modern relationships and present the possibility of a deeper bond?
A penetrating comedy about the search for sexual knowledge, true love and top-notch Tupperware, Lisa Carroll’s play The Misandrist was first produced by Metal Rabbit Productions at the Arcola Theatre, London, in May 2023.
‘A witty dramedy that explores the contemporary search for intimacy… portrays male vulnerability exceptionally well… The writing is delightfully caustic and acerbic… precise, political, unforgiving… unceasingly entertaining’
— Broadway World
‘Funny and frank… revelling in its exuberance and the celebration of sexuality… there’s a great energy to the show and it offers plenty of saucy humour’
— Reviews Hub
‘A no-holds-barred insight into contemporary relationships, laced with sharp lines and dark humour… a zeitgeisty play that shows great promise, and confirms Carroll as a writer to watch’
‘Powerful with some very funny lines… has attitude to spare’
— Time Out
‘A smart, passionate and deeply knotty relationship dramedy… alive with warmth and wit… refreshingly transgressive… the writing has a real jagged edge… lays bare the many complications of modern life’
— Lost in Theatreland