Author(s): Neil Bartlett
It's 3am in The City, and in a dark corner of The Bar, two lovers fall into each other's arms. Boy: nineteen, beautiful, ready for anyone to take him home, and 'O': the Older Man, also beautiful, ready to forget the demons of his past.Soon follow the rituals of a love affair, from the kisses of courtship to the exchanging of vows. Everything is in its proper place - except that every stage of their relationship is punctuated by the news of another homophobic attack in The City.Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall is a decisively contemporary recasting of the traditional love story. It is a celebration of love between men, and a joyful account of how these men may imagine their lives.