Nick – 17, very gay and goth – loves dancing in his pants to the Sugababes and Steps. His misadventures include working with a grumpy old man, being obsessed with his straight mate and hating his family for refusing to reject him due to his sexuality. A raucous, rather rude comedy about the inevitable trials and tribulations of being a gay teenager. Warning: contains a Starbucks mint frappucino (it’s the most goth thing that they serve!) and a brief reference to Geri Halliwell! Less a comedy about coming out, more one of coming to terms with oneself!
About a Goth marks Clement’s debut with Gritty Theatre; his debut in the role of Nick was at this year’s Birmingham Fest.
Previous engagements included Nicholas Nickleby at the Birmingham Old Rep and as one of the twins in Lord of the Flies at the Crescent Theatre. For the Birmingham Rep he was in The Breakfast Club. Further roles include appearing as Truffaldino in The Servant of Two Masters and Eric in An Inspector Calls.
Clement is currently training at the Birmingham School of Acting, where to date he has appeared in Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull and Twelfth Night.
Ian is co-founder and artistic director of Gritty Theatre.
For Gritty Theatre he has directed About a Goth, Amateur Girl, Bones, Chapel Street, About a Goth, The Night Before Christmas and Stacey.
Other productions include: The Boy Who Grew Too Fast, The Telephone, A Hand of Bridge, Little Shop of Horrors, The History Boys, Lord of the Flies, Bottleneck, Notes for a first time Astronaut, Taming of the Shrew, and Cooking with Elvis.
Ian studied at the ‘Hochschule für Musik und Theater’ in Hamburg. He has worked for Hamburg State Opera, Stadttheater Bielefeld, Cologne Opera House, Spoleto Festival USA, Glyndebourne, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, and Royal Opera House London.