Menier Chocolate Factory 2012 season announced

The Menier Chocolate Factory, an Off West End venue near London Bridge, has announced its new season from 30 May 2012 to 23 Feb 2013.

30 May to 12 Aug 2012
Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Douglas Hodge.Tells the story of an outsider’s search for love and acceptance. Originally conceived and performed in three acts, drag queen Arnold encounters passion, thrills, love and loss.

20 Sep to 10 Nov 2012
Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas, directed by Ian Talbot.Charley’s rich Aunt, Dona Lucia, is visiting from Brazil (where the nuts come from!). The timing couldn’t be better. Her presence as a chaperone will allow him and his friend Jack to invite their respective true loves, Amy and Kitty, for luncheon to ask for their hands in marriage. Time is ticking, Amy is soon to leave for Scotland, but where is Charley’s Aunt? On learning she is delayed by several days, scuppering their romantic plans, they blackmail their eccentric friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley, to pose as Dona Lucia. Chaos ensue as the imposter Aunt is courted by Jack’s father and Amy’s guardian. And then Charlie’s real Aunt arrives…

16 Nov 2012 to 23 Feb 2013
Merrily We Roll Along Music by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Directed by Maria Friedman, who returns to the Chocolate Factory for her directorial debut. Charts the relationship between three friends, Franklin, Charley and Mary over three decades in the entertainment business.

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