I’m thrilled to reunite with Troupe – after events for acclaimed productions including The Sweet Science of Bruising, Rasheeda Speaking, Dear Brutus and The Cardinal – to chair a post-show Q&A for Simon Reade’s new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel A Single Man at London’s Park Theatre.
“I make myself remember. I am afraid of forgetting. I will have to forget if I want to go on living.”
California, 1962. College professor George is grieving the death of his long-term partner Jim. As a middle-aged gay Englishman living in the Los Angeles suburbs, he is an outsider in every way. Haunted by his past and unable to move forward, we follow him on one very ordinary day. But for George, this is going to be a day like no other…
A Single Man features in The Guardian’s 100 Best Novels Written in English, where it is described as ‘a work of compressed brilliance’. Known to many through Tom Ford’s 2009 film, Isherwood’s masterpiece is now given a wry and compassionate retelling in Reade’s new adaptation for the stage.
Powerful and sexy, A Single Man is a darkly amusing study of grief, love and loneliness from the celebrated writer of Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for Cabaret.
In this brand-new staging, Philip Wilson directs Theo Fraser Steele as George, in a cast that also includes Olivia Darnley, Freddie Gaminara, Miles Nolan and Phoebe Pryce.
Following the 7.30pm performance at the Park Theatre on Wednesday 26 October 2022, I’ll talk to A Single Man’s director and the cast. Any questions? Join us!
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