Paula Vogel's Indecent to receive London transfer at Menier Chocolate Factory

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following critically-acclaimed performances on Broadway in 2017, Indecent will receive a London transfer later this year. Written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman, Indecent will be performed at the Menier Chocolate Factory from March 2020.

Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory

In a tweet by Baz BamigboyeIndecent will make its London debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory, as part of the new season at the theatre. Rebecca Taichman will direct the London production, having won a Tony Award for directing the Broadway production of Indecent in 2017.

Indecent will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 13th March, with an opening night on 23rd March and a final performance on 9th May. The production will feature music by Lisa Gutkin & Aaron Halva, set design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Matt Hubbs. 

Details on casting are to be announced.

About Indecent

Indecent is based on events surrounding Sholem Asch's 1923 Broadway play The God of Vengeance, which saw its cast risking everything to perform, with the company later arrested on the grounds of obscenity. Inspired by this, Paula Vogel's Indecent tells of how the company were indicted, focusing on the kiss between two women on a Broadway stage - the first time two females had kissed on a stage on the Great White Way.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Paula Vogel's career

Indecent is written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, who earned the aforementioned accolade in 1998 for her play How I Learned to Drive. Aside from her playwriting career, Vogel has taught at Brown and Yale universities, as well as being a playwright in residence at Yale Repertory Theatre.

New productions at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Upcoming productions at the off-West End venue include a revival of Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus, directed by Patrick Marber. Habeas Corpus will begin performances from 15th May.

Indecent is at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 13th March.

Photo credit: The Huntington (Flickr) under CC 2.0

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