Lonely leather-daddy Leonard meticulously cleans his plastic-coated flat as he eagerly awaits the star of his online porn collection. Swapping a floral apron for a black PVC one, Leonard polishes everything from a framed photo of his ever-present mother, to a large kitchen knife he proudly displays on the coffee table. He is prepared to go to extreme lengths to please his guest.
But when the young, destitute and much ‘shorter’ Blaize does eventually turn up, it’s clear both parties are hoping to get very different things from the hook-up. Blaize’s cocky and brash behaviour is at complete odds with Leonard’s anal and repressed demeanour. Their failure to connect is exasperated by Leonard’s nosey neighbour Mrs Joseph, who has the uncanny ability at interrupting them at the most inopportune moments.
“Subversive and Hilarious” Consumables is a “punchy, nuanced and appropriately uncomfortable look at the desire and perils of connection.” It is “one of those rare pieces of theatre that can elicit a whole range of emotions all at once.”