Harvey Fierstien’s Tony and Drama Desk award winning play, Torch Song Triology gets an off West-End revival at the renowned Menier Chocolate Factory. Torch Song Trilogy is a three act play following Jewish drag queen Arnold through various moments of his life, from fleeting encounters in a darkroom, to a blissful relationship, to becoming a single gay father.
The theatre has dabbled with Fierstien before, resulting in its renowned revival of his musical adaptation of La Cage Aux Folles scooping up awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Indeed, Douglas Hodge, who won an Olivier and a Tony award for his portrayal of Albin in the production, returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory, but this time as a director rather than a phenomenal star.
Joining the cast is the tremendous David Badella, who plays Arnold. He has previously stunned theatre audiences as Satan in the bombastic Gerry Springer: The Opera and Frank-N-Furter in the recent West End revival and UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Ably supporting him is the marvellous Joe McFadden of Casualty and Cranford fame, who will be playing Ed.
Given the track record of the success of Menier Chocolate Factory revivals, we’re certainly looking forward to the return to London of this seminal LGBT play.
Torch Song Trilogy will play at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, SE1 1RU from 30 May – 12 August 2012. Tickets are £29.50 (concessions available). To book call 020 7378 1713 or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com