The Sexygenarians (G.S.O.H.) 

by  Peter  Drake

Far from our usual piece of theatre.

We were approached by North East writer Peter Drake to produce his new play. Peter had had some success with his first play ‘The Prisoners Friend’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, but decided he wanted to write something more commercial.
The Sexygenarians, late renamed G.S.O.H. follows the adventures of three men, Charles, Geordie and Colin who all being single for various reasons, decide to set up an escort agency to cater for the ‘older and more discerning woman’. Such is their success that they are forced to employ the younger switched-on Maxine, who turns them in to an efficient and lucrative company. The plot traces the complications that arise from that success, as their clients prove to be less than discriminating.
A laugh out loud feel- good romantic comedy’

The initial performance was sponsored by the Journal Culture Club and premiered in March 2006 at the Priory Theatre in Tynemouth and a tour of North East venues followed.
G.S.O.H. was revived in 2007 thanks to a three night booking at the Customs House in South Shield. This had been Peter’s target venue when he wrote the play and indeed it played to great houses and with much success.
The play finished it’s run on Peter’s home ground at the Queens Theatre in Hexham.

‘This was seaside slapstick, a stick of theatrical rock with the word ‘lust’ all the way through. And the audience loved it and shouted for more. The risibility was more raucous than any this year.’
The three actors played us with the skill of stand-up comics
 HEXHAM COURANT   May 2007   kcooper