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Paul Rider and John Sackville to star in ‘Staircase’ revival at Southwark Playhouse

Staircase will be revived in London for the first time in half a century.

Photo credit: Paul Rider and John Sackville (Photo courtesy of Chloe Nelkin Consulting)

Charles Dyer’s 1960’s drama Staircase will be staged in the capital for the first time in nearly 50 years this summer. Staircase is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 June - 17 July.

Set in a barber shop in the East End of London during the 1960s, hairdressers Charlie and Harry have been hiding their relationship for over twenty years. With same-sex relationships being illegal, Charlie has been arrested for sitting on a man’s knees.

Staircase will star Paul Rider, previously in West End productions of Chicago and A Woman of No Importance. John Sackville will also appear, previously in Absolute Hell and An Inspector Calls at the National Theatre.

Charles Dyer’s Staircase was first performed in 1966, later going on to inspire La Cage aux Folles. Tricia Thorns will direct, with a further creative team to be named.

Southwark Playhouse will reopen for live, in-person performances from next week with You Are Here, starring Wendi Peters. Find out more about You Are Here here

Staircase is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 June - 17 July.

Photo credit: Paul Rider and John Sackville (Photo courtesy of Chloe Nelkin Consulting)

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