First performed a year before the Stonewall riots, Mark Crowley’s 1968 play still captivates audiences as somewhat of a social document.
The compelling drama is set around a party thrown by Michael in his Upper East Side Manhattan apartment for his friend Harold. They are then joined by 7 other gay men on stage; including a male hustler brought to the party by fellow guest Emory as a gift to Harold. As the boys get enthralled in booze and dope-smoking, the mood of the show shifts from hilarity to heartbreak.
The Park Theatre production is the first revival of the radical play to be produced in the UK in 20 years – and is directed by Adam Penford.
‘The Boys in the Band’ is at the Park Theatre until 30th October 2016
Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP