Union Theatre | Weds 21 Oct – Sat 28 Nov 2015
Kylie Vilcins by arrangement with Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd presents
Closer to Heaven
A musical by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys
returning to the Union Theatre following it’s sell-out run earlier in the year.
Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself. He is offered a bar job at a glitzy London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family including Billie Trix, a fading rock star of the sixties and mother figure to the club’s habitués – Vic, the club’s owner and a middle-aged gay father and his daughter Shell, who Dave sparks an immediate connection with. But will Dave truly discover himself in London, or will he fall into a labyrinth of excess, false agendas and the darker side of club life?
Closer to Heaven originally premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001, and features an original club score by Pet Shop Boys. It received its first London revival at the Union Theatre in April 2015.
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd returns to the Union Theatre following productions of The Beautiful Game and Bare: The Rock Musical. Other productions include Casa Valentina, Carrie: The Musical and In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse), Altar Boyz (Greenwich Theatre) and The Cat in the Hat (UK Tour).
Casting is to be announced.
Director – Gene David Kirk
choreography – Philip Joel,
musical direction – Patrick Stockbridge
design – David Shields.
Casting – Adam Braham.
It is produced by Kylie Vilcins for Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd, by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group.
“It’s a good thing that the wild spirit of Soho is being resuscitated – in a fringe theatre by Southwark tube station”
WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2015
204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
Tickets: £40 (Premium/Reserved), £35, £30 (Concessions)
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