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Monday, September 30, 2019

Torch Song @ Turbine Theatre...

Last Saturday Stuart and went to see Torch Song at the newly opened Turbine Theatre on the banks of the Thames next to London's glitzy and iconic Battersea Power Station.

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.

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