Self Tape A Gay Monodrama following the double life of a jobbing actor and webcam model

Men’s underwear retailer Deadgoodundies has a new role today, dressing Michael Batten, star and writer of the unflinching, fascinating play SELF TAPE.

His acclaimed one-man show following the double life of hunky gay actor and webcam model Jonas Harland has been invited back to London’s Kings Head Theatre for a longer run after sell out performances in April.
Michael Batten, who wrote his gay play during lockdown, is mostly dressed only in underwear (or less) and he invited Deadgoodundies to provide his wardrobe for the new run at the Kings Head from June 18 to July 2.

Men’s underwear briefs play a crucial supporting role in SELF TAPE, echoing Jonas’s developing experience as he plunges deeper into the world of cyber sex. The story explores in-person and virtual relationships, the taboos of sex work and exponential rise of camming – as opposed to self taping which is how actors audition for the roles of their dreams.

“I knew Deadgoodundies from a previous theatre production of The Full Monty and knew they were the obvious choice – I selected tanga, low cut and bikini briefs for Jonas,” said Michael, who has been giving his final selection of Gregg Homme, Andrew Christian, Modus Vivendi and TEAMM8 designs some testing rehearsals.

Want to see much more of Michael Batten?
@michael.j.batten @kingsheadtheatre

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