Ahead of Lonely Planet‘s official West End opening tonight (14 June 2018), take a look at these stunning new production photos of the show’s stars, Aaron Vodovoz and Alexander McMorran, in action at Trafalgar Studios. This limited transfer season for Steven Dietz’s AIDS-era two-hander is perfectly timed for this year’s month-long Pride in London festivities, including lots of related post-show discussions. Time to get booking!
Steven Dietz‘s 1993 two-hander Lonely Planet is a moving, funny and intimate play that focuses on the friendship between gay men Jody and Carl, living during the AIDS epidemic in the ’80s in America.
There is no internet and mobile phones are a rarity. A photo appears at a local store of a person’s torso with lesions all over. This is how people became aware of an unknown virus which ended up decimating the gay community. The moment you realise you’ve contracted this disease, it’s just too late. How would you react if you thought you might have a life-threatening disease? Would you want to know?
The play explores the friendship between Jody, a cautious and thoughtful map store owner, and Carl, a frequent visitor to the store with an unusually vivid imagination and multiple, ever-changing occupations. Alexander McMorran and Aaron Vodovoz, reprise their performances from last year’s run of Ian Brown‘s UK premiere production at the Tabard Theatre. The season includes a series of Pride-related post-show discussions and free HIV self-tests.
Lonely Planet runs until 7 July 2018 at London’s Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Performances are Monday to Saturdays at 7.45pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £20-£30. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Lonely Planet runs from 12 June to 7 July 2018 at London’s Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Performances are Monday to Saturdays at 7.45pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £20-£30. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!