Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1m

A love letter to Birmingham, exploring Black masculinity through Beyoncé lyrics, techno raves, and the deeply intimate relationship between a man and his barber.

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
  • Winner! 2022 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
    Nominee: 2023 OffFest



Trim? Fresh.
Skin? Glowing.
Vibes? Immaculate.

Nathaniel is a serious romantic, the human manifestation of “I Will Always Love You” (The Whitney Houston version) and every homemade Slow Jamz cassette from the 90s; he sees love as a fine art. He’s looking for the Mona Lisa to his da Vinci, and tonight is the night: his date with Destiny…’s Child.

Nathan Queeley-Dennis’ debut play is a love letter to Birmingham, exploring Black masculinity through Beyoncé lyrics, techno raves, and the deeply intimate relationship between a man and his barber.

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz was first produced by Ellie Keel for Ellie Keel Productions in Paines Plough’s Roundabout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2023.
Cast Attributes
NATHANIEL – He/Him, Black Male from Birmingham of Caribbean descent, twenty-something years old.
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting Birmingham, Brum, 0121, The Second City, Brummagem.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)


“Exuberant and entertaining.” – The Stage

“Charming, witty and quietly poignant at the end.” – Evening Standard

“Reflecting on feelings, dating and brotherly love, Nathan Queeley-Dennis’s first drama is fun and frothy.” – The Guardian

“Nathan Queeley-Dennis takes audiences on a sensitive and revealing journey through dating in this solo show.” – Playbill

“Hilarious and often poignant display of black masculinity in the 21st century.” – The Rendition

“Nathan Queeley Dennis offers a painstakingly personal insight into one man’s hopes for love.” – The Reviews Hub

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz handles themes of race, modern masculinity, and modern dating with joy and ease. All of this makes it a fantastic, fun night out – whether it’s a date night or not.” – Theatre Weekly

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz is s blast, and marks the announcement of a serious new talent, or rather two: Nathan Queeley-Dennis the playwright, and Nathan Queeley-Dennis the actor.” – TimeOut

“Queeley-Dennis captures the unpredictable rhythms of the cycle of life.” – The Times

“It sends you out into the night touched by its emotional justness, surprised by where it ends up and happy to have been on the journey it offers.” – WhatsOnStage

“Rich, intelligent look at Black masculinity that is an utter delight.” – Fest

“A slick new piece of theatrical pseudo-standup that shifts swiftly from light observation to quite touching introspection with a deft hand.” – LondonTheatre1

“This show is hilarious, with hysterically funny, witty lines filling the script.” – Lost in Theatreland

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Nathan Queeley Dennis

Nathan Queeley-Dennis is an actor and writer from Birmingham. Acting credits include As You Like It (@sohoplace); Black Love (Kiln Theatre/tiata fahodzi); A Taste of Honey (National Theatre); Really Big and Really Loud (Paines Plough); Little Baby Jesus (Birmingham REP); R ...

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