Closer to Heaven returns to the Union Theatre

Closer to Heaven, the hit musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys, will return to the Union Theatre in a limited run from 21 October 2015 until 28 November 2015.

The production which features an original club score by Pet Shop Boys premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001 and received its first London revival earlier this year at the Union Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself. He is offered a bar job at a glitzy London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family including Billie Trix, a fading rock star of the sixties and mother figure to the club’s habitués – Vic, the club’s owner and a middle-aged gay father and his daughter Shell, who Dave sparks an immediate connection with. But will Dave truly discover himself in London, or will he fall into a labyrinth of excess, false agendas and the darker side of club life?

Closer to Heaven will be directed by Gene David Kirk.

📷 Main photo: Closer to Heaven | Union Theatre | Photo: Darren Bell

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2 thoughts on “Closer to Heaven returns to the Union Theatre”

  1. Brian JonesName (required)

    Saw it last Wednesday evening, the opening night. It was great, full of humour, pathos and vitality. A great show well performed by all. Thanks for a fabulous theatre experience. 25/10/2015.

  2. Hi,

    Do you have a mailing list or RSS for your news? E.g. for every news post you put on I get an email or RSS notification?



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