REVIEW ROUND-UP: 46 Beacon at Trafalgar Studios

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Now open at the Trafalgar Studios, Alexander Lass directs the West End debut of Bill Rosenfield’s play. Here is what critics have been saying about it: 

The Stage: “Knowing, nostalgic, and at times exquisitely tender, this is a thoughtful meditation on gay romance and meaningful connections.”

A Younger Theatre:  “46 Beacon is tender and heart-filled, and no matter who you love, you’ll leave with the feeling you’ve gained something.”

The Guardian: “It is a perfectly harmless play, but the framing device hints at historical ironies that remain unexplored.”

The Times: “The tale of a sexual rite of passage in a Boston hotel room is presented with too much talk and not enough action.”

Exeunt Magazine:  “46 Beacon is a funny, semi-autobiographical new two-hander that explores relationships, life decisions and what it means to identify as a gay man in 1970.”

Broadway World: “warm and viciously funny.”

Carn’s Theatre Passion: “The writing is witty, endearing, captivating and positively charming.”

The Upcoming: “A rare, poignant work and a very important and heartfelt study of what it is to be a human being and gay, 46 Beacon is an outstanding play that should be seen.”

Evening Standard: “The script, nicely pithy in the first few minutes of Alexander Lass’s production, deflates into a long, laboured seduction scene.”

Time Out: ★ ” Alexander Lass’s direction is often a saving grace.”

The Spy in the Stalls: “A beautiful, touching story that’s so much more than just another coming of age tale.”

46 Beacon will play at the Trafalgar Studios until the 29th April.

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at theatre_emma.
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Emma Clarendon
Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at theatre_emma.