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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
Booking to 18 February 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Age Restrictions: Recommended for age 14+.
Venue Information Vaudeville Theatre
, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest Tube or Train: 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
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West End transfer for The Boys in the Band
Mark Gatiss confirms West End transfer for The Boys in the Band
The sell-out Park Theatre production of The Boys In Band will transfer to the West End for a limited 2 week run at the Vaudeville Theatre in February 2017.
Mark Gatiss and the cast will reprise their roles in the critically acclaimed production which stars his husband Ian Hallard, West End musical theatre star Daniel Boys, EastEnders Jack Derges, Miranda star James Holmes, Primeval’s Ben Mansfield, Undercover’s Nathan Nolan, John Hopkins and Greg Lockett.
The Boys in the Band is produced in the West End by Tom O’Connell and James Seabright, producers of the critically acclaimed revivals of Beautiful Thing, Our Boys, Another Country, and the forthcoming stage adaptation of Brokeback Mountain.
Tom O’Connell said, “James and I are thrilled that audiences have taken this show to their hearts in such a big way; with limited availability from our stellar cast I am pleased that we have found a suitable West End home for this fantastic production."
Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining. It's 1968 and there's a party tonight. Nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak.
The Boys In The Band will play a limited run from 7 February 2017 until 18 February 2017 at the Vaudeville Theatre.
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The Park Theatre's sell-out production of The Boys In The Band starring Mark Gatiss
Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss leads the cast of The Boys In The Band alongside his husband Ian Hallard.
Also featuring is West End musical theatre star Daniel Boys, Jack Derges, recently seen as the mysterious ‘Andy Flynn’ in EastEnders, Miranda star James Holmes, Midsomer Murders’ John Hopkins, Greg Lockett, Primeval’s Ben Mansfield, and Undercover’s Nathan Nolan.
Directed by Adam Penford (One Man Two Guvnors’), Mart Crowley’s ground-breaking play premiered just before the Stonewall riots in 1968 and changed the landscape of gay theatre. This witty, dark American play was last revived in New York in 2010, and this UK revival marks almost 20 years since the last major London production.
The Boys In The Band previously ran at the Park Theatre, London and will now play a limited West End run at the Vaudeville Theatre from 7 February 2017 until 18 February 2017.
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