Paul Taylor-Mills announces that the Tony Award-winning Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein will open The Turbine Theatre, an exciting new venue at Battersea Power Station.
The Turbine Theatre’s inaugural season opens with Torch Song, presented by Bill Kenwright, a new revival of Harvey Fierstein’s dizzyingly funny and deeply touching landmark play, directed by Olivier Award winning Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom, On The Town).
The groundbreaking and Tony Award winning story of drag queen Arnold Beckoff and his quest for true love in 1970s Manhattan is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of love, loss, sexual identity and the deep longing for family approval that drives us all forward, and drives us all crazy.
Torch Song opens the doors to The Turbine Theatre from 22 August, running until 13 October 2019. The production stars Daisy Boulton (Yonderland, Working Title/Sky), Dino Fetscher (Years and Years, BBC), Matthew Needham (Chernobyl, HBO, Summer & Smoke, Almeida/West End) and Rish Shah (Years and Years, BBC), with further casting to be announced in due course.
Torch Song features design by Ryan Laight, lighting by James Whiteside, sound by Seb Frost, with casting by Will Burton.