The Boys in the Band at the Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

The Boys in the Band comes to the Vaudeville Theatre

Mark Gatiss stars in this strictly limited West End transfer of the first major revival of this iconic play in two decades. Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining.

The Boys in the Band runs from 7 February 2017 until 18 February 2017 at the Vaudeville Theatre


“Life’s a goddam laugh riot!”

There’s a party tonight. It’s 1968 and nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss) receives a surprise gift from his friend, Emory (James Holmes), in the form of a beautiful male hustler. Meanwhile, party host Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak.


The cast features Mark Gatiss, James Holmes, Ian Hallard, Jack Derges, John Hopkins, Greg Lockett and Nathan Nolan.


Mart Crowley’s play is directed by Adam Penford with design by Rebecca Brower, sound design by James Nicholson and lighting design by Jack Weir.


★★★★ Mark Gatiss brings stinging superciliousness to landmark gay play – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Raucous laughter… thoroughly fulfilling. – The Independent
★★★★ Still timeless and universal. – Mail on Sunday
★★★★ Out on stage and proud. Glorious! –  Metro


Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Age Restrictions: Recommended for age 14+.


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Vaudeville Theatre

Address: 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176
Nearest car parks: Chinatown, Trafalgar
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