The Boys in the Band transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End

This new production transfer to the West End.

The Boys in the Band

Following a successful run at The Park Theatre in Islington and a brief UK tour, the new production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band has announced it will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End for a strictly limited season from 7 February to 18 February 2017.

Olivier Award-winner Mark Gatiss stars in this first major revival of this iconic play in two decades alongside Daniel Boys, Jack Derges, Ian Hallard, James Holmes, John Hopkins, Ben Mansfield, Greg Lockett and Nathan Nolan.

Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining. Originally opening off-Broadway in 1968 just before the Stonewall riots, it was adapted into a film in 1970 and was last revived in New York in 2010. This UK revival will mark almost 20 years since the last West End production.

Since opening at the Park Theatre the production was greeted with excellent reviews: "A finely judged revival of an important and entertaining drama" (LondonTheatre.co.uk); "Raucous laughter… thoroughly fulfilling" (The Independent); The stuff of great drama (Observer).

"Nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss), a self-avowed ‘pock-marked, Jew fairy’, receives a surprise gift: a beautiful male hustler, and party host Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own in the shape of a figure from his past. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heart-break."

This new production is directed by Adam Penford, the Artistic Director Designate of Nottingham Playhouse.

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