UPDATE: The Boys In The Band Tour has now concluded. The show will transfer to London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a two-week run in February 2017. More information can be found here.
There’s a party about to commence when nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold, a self-confessed ‘Jew fairy’, receives a surprise birthday gift – a beautiful male hustler dubbed Cowboy. Meanwhile, party host Michael gets an unwanted surprise of his own in the shape of a figure from his past. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heart-break.
Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss will star alongside his husband Ian Hallard in this eagerly anticipated production, which sees the pair playing ‘Harold’ and ‘Michael’.
Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard said, “We are thrilled to be a part of this production, which will bring this seminal gay play back to London for the first time in eighteen years. The script is razor sharp, with huge amounts of wit and pathos, and is as fresh, startling and relevant as it was back in 1968. It’s tremendously exciting to be working with a superb creative and production team who are bringing the show to Park Theatre. And we can’t wait to work together on stage for the first time.”
The production will be produced by Tom O’Connell and James Seabright, in association with Jack Maple, the Kings Head Theatre and Park Theatre. Directed by Adam Penford, Rebecca Bower will design the production with Sound design by James Nicholson and Lighting design by Jack Weir, casting is by Stephen Moore CDG.
THE BOYS IN THE BAND UK TOUR
Wednesday 28 September – Sunday 30 October 3016
Park Theatre, London
3 – 6 November 2016
The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 8 November – Saturday 12 November 2016
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Monday 14 – Saturday 19 November 2016
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds