We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
CA
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents
   You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Winq > Oct/Nov 2016 > ONE OF THE BOYS

ONE OF THE BOYS

SUCCESSFUL, HAPPY, WITTY AND WISE – MARK GATISS HAS IT ALL. FOR MANY OF US, HE’S THE GAY MAN WE’D LIKE TO BE. BUT HE’S JUST TAKEN ON A ROLE IN A CONTROVERSIAL PLAY THAT MAY CHANGE THE WAY WE SEE HIM FOREVER

162

Ahugely-successful actor and writer, Mark Gatiss made his name in the darkly- comic sketch series The League of Gentlemen before moving onto the reboot of Doctor Who and the BBC’s wildly-popular Sherlock, which he co-created, writes, and in which he plays the detective’s brother Mycroft. In between all this he’s managed to fit in roles in Nighty Night, Wolf Hall and, most recently, London Spy – as well as making several appearances on stage, such as in the National Theatre’s Three Days in the Country, for which he won an Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role earlier this year. Not content with his burgeoning career, Gatiss also has a happy home life; he’s married to fellow actor Ian Hallard, with whom he lives in Islington, North London.

Now Gatiss’s private and professional lives are coming together as he prepares to appear alongside his husband in a revival of Mart Crowley’s seminal gay play The Boys in the Band. Set in an apartment in New York, the play centres around a birthday party thrown by fashion photographer Michael (Hallard) for his friend Harold (Gatiss). All the guests are gay and one of their presents to Harold is a gorgeous male hustler called Cowboy.

But when Michael’s straight friend Alan arrives unexpectedly, his reaction to the guests’ flamboyant gay antics sends the party veering off course. Drunkenness descends, there’s an outpouring of rage, and the men begin playing a game in which they each have to make one phone call to the person they’ve loved the most. As they do, we’re given insights into the tragedy and suffering that have made them who they are.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Winq - Oct/Nov 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Oct/Nov 2016
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.33 per issue
SAVE
42%
$13.99
Or 1399 points

View Issues

About Winq

The new October/November issue of Winq is stuffed with gay goodness. We’ve got an exclusive interview and cover with disco-pop queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor and a second cover featuring Ricky Martin. Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back and better than ever on new album Familia, while Puerto-Rican heartthrob Ricky Martin reminds us why he’s still the king of Latin pop (and as smouldering as ever). Elsewhere we meet the UK’s only out jockey, chat with actor Mark Gatiss, celebrate 50 years of Coming Out with author Jeffrey Weeks, and get to grips with Anohni’s politically-charged new album. Plus a bumper wedding section and Karl Lagerfeld in our business section. The wait is over - Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points