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‘Unleashes a torrent of laughter, hurt, pain & undeniable pleasure’: GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM – Park Theatre ★★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Anne CoxLeave a Comment

Possibly, in part, autobiographical, Gently doesn’t so much meander into London’s Park Theatre, but gushes uncontrollably, simultaneously unleashing a torrent of laughter, hurt, pain and undeniable pleasure. This astonishing production, directed by Sean Mathias, is a triumph.

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Q&A video: How has gay culture changed since Coming Clean’s 1982 premiere?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

In the first of my two back-to-back King’s Head Theatre post-show Q&As, I was at Trafalgar Studios for the West End premiere of Kevin Elyot’s first play, Coming Clean, 37 years after the actor-turned-writer made his playwriting debut with it at London’s Bush Theatre.

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NEWS: Jonathan Hyde is cast in the UK premiere of Martin Sherman’s Gently Down The Stream at the Park Theatre

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The full cast has been announced for the UK première of Martin Sherman’s new play Gently Down The Stream, following a critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater in New York. Sean Mathias directs Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen and Harry Lawtey. The production opens at Park Theatre on 18 February 2019, with previews from 13 February, running until 16 March.

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PASSING BY – The Albany

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Daniel PerksLeave a Comment

Chris Davis directs Martin Sherman’s Passing By as part of the Stomping Ground Festival, a Young Director’s training programme set up by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. Simon (Adrian Quinton) and Toby (Mike Evans) hook up one evening at a time when homosexuality was still unacceptable and met with ignorant anger.