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It can sometimes feel like we live in an age of constant connection through social media; where dating apps can make rejection just a click away, and a bombardment of images can skew our sense of self-worth. Sometimes it’s good to have a reminder that just being yourself should be embraced, and that’s where Manchester-based musical theatre company Leo & Hyde come in. After their award-winning, genre-bending show The Marriage of Kim K, they return with an “electronic rom-com” that helps remind us who we really are.

Coming to Hexham, Alnwick, Saltburn, Sunderland, Barnard Castle and Hartlepool throughout February, Guy tells the tale of a gay millennial on the hunt for love. Unfortunately, he doesn’t feel like he fits into the gay community and a rejection on Grindr pushes him to make some terrible choices, but also to confront the demons within. Featuring a soundtrack of pounding electro-pop bangers, it’s set to be a heartfelt but witty whirlwind tackling everything from bingeing and prejudice to hook-ups and beauty standards. This parable about modern dating in the LBGTQ community – which includes a diverse cross-section of gay men – is set to be an effervescent and empowering blast.

Guy is at Queen’s Hall, Hexham on Monday 3rd, Alnwick Playhouse on Tuesday 4th, Saltburn Community Theatre on Wednesday 5th, Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 6th, The Witham in Barnard Castle on Friday 7th and Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Saturday 8th February

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