IMPOTENT is a pitch-black comedy drama set in the murky world of a Market Harborough Genito-Urinary Medicine Department. Five men at different stages of their life and different stages of treatment for impotence are seen individually undergoing treatment with Dr Zoë Lane, a woman who has to penetrate, interpret and reprogramme the misfiring, and frequently overwired brains of her patients. Her patients are a mixture of men for whom sex is any or all of a reward, a curse, a threat, a justification and punishment.
After their individual consultations, the five patients are all then bought together in a group meditation session, which aims to teach them to live in the moment and ignore the erection defeating voices in their head. But when one patient decides to vent the anger his impotence has bred in him, the group descends into anarchy. In this maelstrom, one of the patients remains resolute, while two come to view themselves in a better light and two are further away from a solution than ever before, as all the patients come to terms with lives that have been mainly exercises in searching for validation, reassurance, but most of all… a hard-on.
Directed by Graham Hubbard (Associate Director, WEST END Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Sweeney Todd, Sound of Music, Mack and Mabel)
Sound Designer Harry Barker
Lighting Designer Jack Weir