Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Friday, 21 November 2014
My Night With Reg returns to the west end
The hit gay comedy/drama play MY NIGHT WITH REG revived this year at the Donmar Warehouse, which I saw back in August and reviewed then - gay interest/theatre labels - is now due back in town in January 2015, for 12 weeks at the Apollo Theatre, where 100 tickets for £25 will be available for each performance.
As I said at the time, its a moving comedy drama, and the Apollo puts it thus:
Following its critically-acclaimed sell-out season at the Donmar Warehouse, Kevin Elyot’s classic comedy My Night with Reg transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 12 weeks only from
17 January 2015.
flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer
of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever.
Deliciously funny and bittersweet, My Night with Reg perfectly captures the
fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.
On its premiere, Kevin Elyot’s comedy won both Olivier and Evening Standard Awards. Donmar Associate Director Robert Hastie’s 20th Anniversary revival was hailed by audiences and critics alike, confirming its status as a classic of modern British theatre.
The entire original Donmar cast of Matt Bardock, Jonathan Broadbent, Richard Cant, Julian Ovenden, Lewis Reeves and Geoffrey Streatfeild reprise their roles for this hotly anticipated