The Boys in the Band at the Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre, London

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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

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 18 February 2017

Important Notes

Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Age Restrictions: Recommended for age 14+.

Important COVID entry requirements

You are welcome to wear a face covering when inside the theatre if you wish.
Your Visit
At least 48 hours before the performance we’ll ask you to check-in online to confirm your attendance. If you opted for e-tickets or print-at-home tickets, they will be emailed to you after completing check-in. E-tickets can be displayed on your mobile or smart device. Print-at-home tickets can be printed or presented on your mobile or smart device.
Covid safety
This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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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