Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Casa Valentina announces Stonewall gala

It has been announced that Casa Valentina will play a special gala performance for Stonewall which campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

The gala, which takes place at the Southwark Playhouse on 24th September, will be hosted by Smooth Radio's Anthony Davis. After the performance, there will be a Q&A with Ayaz Manj and Peter Mercer from Stonewall along with the cast and producers. 

Casa Valentina is set in 1962 in the picturesque Catskills mountains of New York where a group of heterosexual men escape from the City to spend their weekend dressed as women. Included in the price of each ticket to the gala performance will be a donation to support the charitable works of Stonewall.

Producers Paul Taylor-Mills and Amy Anzel said today: "We are delighted to announce this gala supporting Stonewall. We are very proud of this production and the subject matter feels particularly relevant and part of wider cultural conversation around sex and gender that is very current. We are thrilled that we are able to support the important work of Stonewall with this gala."

Written by Harvey Fierstein and directed by Luke Sheppard, the cast includes: Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Jonathan/Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Theodore/ Terry), Robert Morgan (The Judge/Amy), Matt Rixon (Albert/Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Michael/Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte/Isadore) and Edward Wolstenholme (George/Valentina).

Casa Valentina runs at the Southwark Playhouse until 10th October 2015.

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