For fans of the film, there is some dialogue here that didn't make it to screen, as well as a great introduction. This is a great first play from Crowley. Although some of the dialogue is clunky (eg a long discussion about Michael and Donald's parents that was partly cut from the film), there are some great lines (mostly from the enigmatic Harold), and points are made about love, sexuality and racism without (often) preaching to the audience. Rather than ahead of its time, this play seems to be very much OF its time, which for me is part of the appeal. The language and references make it read like a period piece today. I don't believe many today would describe the play as "outrageous", but the humour behind the perhaps once shocking lines still remains. And behind that are a group of engaging, sympathetic characters (even Michael) whose personal "journeys" sustain your interest throughout the two acts.