‘Soft Boy’ explores a modern day relationship that deals with the fallout after finding out that Dan has sexually assaulted someone prior to meeting Ivy. Both characters dive in and out of their respective narratives, revisiting how they fell in love, and try to unpack what went wrong. Were there signs?
The play explores what happens when the person you love does something that scares you. Does this mean all of it was false? It also unpacks the socialised need for control inflicted on men, and how if manifests in young men.
This play demands that you see yourself within and explores what you might do if the person you love did this. Can anyone become a new person after hurting someone like this?