Following a critically acclaimed season in 2015 at The Hope Theatre, Bill Rosenfield’s coming of age and coming out play 46 Beacon is to transfer to London’s Trafalgar Studios 2 in April 2017 for a limited season. Set in 1970’s Boston, Alan and Robert spend a balmy July evening hoping for a connection – emotional or physical. The address is 46 Beacon, a theatrical hotel, whilst Robert and Alan are at different stages of their lives, they each have something the other yearns for! Bill Rosenfield said, “I couldn’t be happier that a semi-autobiographical account of a special night in my life is opening in the West End. Ultimately the play came out of my need to express just how far and fast Gay politics had progressed, in a touching but, I hope, also humorous way, and I am really excited to bring it to a wider London audience”. Written … Read more
It is clear from the start that this play – which runs straight through for eighty minutes – is potentially a drama about coming-out and sexual initiation, and indeed it becomes both of those things. But it is a tribute to the skill of the writing and the actors that it becomes a lot more than that too.