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The Boys In The Band Announced

Published 25 July 2016

Further casting has been announced for Mart Crowley’s ground-breaking play The Boys In The Band at the Park Theatre, joining the already-announced Olivier Award-winner Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard.

Gatiss, Hallard and musical theatre performer Daniel Boys will join several stars with a plethora of television credits in Jack Derges (EastEnders), James Holmes (Miranda), John Hopkins (Midsomer Murders), Ben Mansfield (Primeval) and Nathan Nolan (Undercover) in the eagerly anticipated drama, which is directed by One Man, Two Guvnors’ Adam Penford. Further casting is to be announced.

Playing for a limited season at the Park Theatre from 28 September-30 October before embarking on a short UK tour, The Boys In The Band tells the story of a party about to commence in a New York apartment, with nine men gathering for a birthday celebration.

But the drama of the night is quick to take hold, with Harold receiving a surprise birthday gift, a figure from host Michael’s past arriving, and booze and dope fuelling a mood that swings from hilarity to heartbreak.

Gatiss and Hallard said, “We are thrilled to be a part of this production, which will bring this classic gay play back to London for the first time in eighteen years.

“The script is razor sharp, with huge amounts of wit and pathos, and is as fresh, startling and relevant as it was back in 1968. It’s tremendously exciting to be working with a superb creative and production team who are bringing the show to Park Theatre. And we can’t wait to work together on stage for the first time.”

Tickets for the production can be purchased through the venue’s website.


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