Closer to Heaven | Union Theatre

Union Theatre | Weds 21 Oct – Sat 28 Nov 2015


Kylie Vilcins by arrangement with Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd presents

The previous Union Theatre cast of CLOSER TO HEAVEN. Photo Credit DARREN BELL (3)

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”

Daily Telegraph



Booking Information



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)

Box Office:

020 7261 9876


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