Monday, September 30, 2019
Torch Song @ Turbine Theatre...
Based upon Harvey Fierstein's very funny and deeply moving Torch Song Trilogy the play was directed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie.
In the play we meet Arnold - a drag queen played beautifully by Matthew Needham - and join him on his quest for true love in 1970s Manhattan. It is hilarious and heart-breaking as Arnold discovers love, suffers loss, and expresses his sexual identity. He is also in open conflict with himself - with his deep longing for family approval.
Needham gets able support from Bernice Stegers, who is a joy, as his judgemental "Ma" and also from Dino Fetscher as his handsome and well-toned bisexual lover Ed.
A lovely production.
It was lovely to bump into Mark, Stephen and Trevor who had watched the matinee performance - so we shared a drink before our evening show started in one of the newly opened bars near the theatre.