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Musical Closer To Heaven, which features book by Jonathan Harvey and music and lyrics by Pet Shop Boys, will return to the Union Theatre in Southwark, south London, from 21 October 2015 to 28 November 2015. The show enjoyed a successful run at the venue in April/May of this year.
Closer To Heaven is directed by Gene David Kirk, with musical direction by Patrick Stockbridge, set design by David Shields and choreography by Philip Joel. The producers are Kylie Vilcins for Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd, by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group.
Synopsis: "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 habitues - 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?"
The show features an original club score by the Pet Shop Boys and first premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001. The Pet Shop Boys are the UK’s most successful pop duo, having enjoyed 12 Top Ten studio albums and 40 Top Twenty singles.