Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while. They should be wondering where this is going and when to introduce each other to their families. But they're gay and this is Uganda. The consequences of their relationship being discovered will be explosive. Especially for Dembe, whose brother goes into the pulpit each week to denounce the evils of one man loving another.
The Rolling Stone was the winner of a Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2013 and first premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in April 2015 to critical acclaim. Chris Urch's plays include Land of Our Fathers (Theatre503/Trafalgar Studios).
Ellen McDougall's directing work includes The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange Theatre), Idomeneus (Gate), Henry the Fifth (Unicorn) and Glitterland (Secret Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith). Her production of Ivan and the Dogs was nominated for an Olivier Award.