Friday, 18 September 2015

Closer to Heaven returns to Union Theatre

Following its sell out run earlier this year, Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven is returning to the Union Theatre for a second season.

The show, which has book by Jonathan Harvey, will run between 21st October and 28th November 2015. Closer to Heaven first premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001.

Gene David Kirk directs with choreography by Philip Joel, musical direction by Patrick Stockbridge and design by David Shields. Casting, which is to be announced, is by Adam Braham. 

Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself. He is offered a bar job at a glitzy London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family including Billie Trix, a fading rock star of the sixties and mother figure to the club's habitu├ęs - Vic, the club’s owner and a middle-aged gay father and his daughter Shell, who Dave sparks an immediate connection with. But will Dave truly discover himself in London, or will he fall into a labyrinth of excess, false agendas and the darker side of club life?

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