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STUD by Paloma Oakenfold

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Paloma is back to update us on her journey! 

Paloma has been busy since we last spoke and good lordy does she have some tales and work to prove it! She has gone from the timid assistant on her secondment at the Lyric Hammersmith to bold and brave associate taking TERROR all the way to Australia... During that time she wrote a play called STUD about a gay footballer and now it's about to open at the Vaults Festival at The Network Theatre. My mind, body and soul is BLOWN! She is the embodiment of inspiring and happens to be hilarious at the same time! 



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“There are currently no openly gay or bi players at any level of male professional football in Britain.” Stonewall

Tom’s sixteen. His family home is falling apart. His mum has left and his depressed Dad can’t pay the bills. The only light in Tom’s life is football: He lives it and breathes it. Going pro is Tom’s chance to make life better, for everyone….

But Tom has a secret, one that could cost him his career.

We follow Tom as he weighs his dreams against each other because in professional football, you can’t have both.

STUD is a funny, defiant, inspiring piece that explores gender, ambition and what it takes to make dreams come true.

Presented as a World Premiere at VAULT Festival in association with Team Angelica, STUD is a celebration of being different.

“Funny and touching and fearlessly truthful, ‘Stud’ is more than timely, it’s what this world – wrestling as we are with masculinity in crisis – is crying out for.”- Rikki Beadle Blair

STUD is supported by Arts Council England and Lyric, Hammersmith.