Death Takes A Holiday

Thom Southerland directs the acclaimed UK premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan.... the European premiere of the follow-up to Titanic by its Tony Award-winning writers.

In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may, in fact, be stronger than death.

With a book by multi-Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone, based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name which went on to inspire the movie, Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt, and a lush, romantic score by multi -Tony Award winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine), this is a soaring story of the preciousness of life and the overwhelming power of love.

Death Takes A Holiday was nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards when it premiered Off-Broadway in 2011.

Zoë Doano and James Gant head the cast which also includes Kathryn Akin, Anthony Cable, Trudi Camilleri, Ken Christiansen, Scarlett Courtney, Sophie-May Feek, Mark Inscoe, Matthew McDonald, Gay Soper, Ashley Stillburn, Samuel Thomas, and Helen Turner.

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The burgeoning party scene of East London hides a dark secret: a swathe of young men dying unexpectedly, with whispers of an unnamed killer.

In the midst of all this, Robert is grieving the death of his father. He desperately wants to be a better person, but trapped in a pattern of substance abuse and infidelity, he has a lingering fear that he will never find love and acceptance. Unexpectedly, his boyfriend Sergio proposes, compelling Robert to turn his back on addiction and self-sabotage - before he destroys this final chance at happiness.

But first, he must confront a truth buried deep within his subconscious, something he himself doesn't yet fully understand.

This brand new piece of theatre tackles the misconceptions around gay culture and promiscuity. Something far more ominous is driving men like Robert to the point of self-destruction...

CAST: Sylvester Akinrolabu, Geoff Aymer, Marc Bosch, Buffy Davis, Jimmy Essex, Devesh Kishore, Aryana Ramkhalawon

CREATIVES: Writer - Paul Harvard / Director - Jon Pashley / Movement - Gerrard Martin / Set & Costume Designer - Bettina John / Lighting Designer - Tony Simpson / Sound Designer - Rona Castrioti / Additional Casting - Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG / Production Manager - Jonathan Simpson / Press - Kate Morley PR / General Management - James Quaife Productions

Produced by James Quaife Productions / www.jamesquaifeproductions.com / https://ghboy.co.uk

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Benjamin Scheuer

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Benjamin Scheuer in Concert

American singer-songwriter and guitarist Benjamin Scheuer performs a brand new solo set, including songs from his Drama Desk Award-winning show The Lion, and from his forthcoming album for Parlophone (UK) and Atlantic/Canvasback (USA).

Featuring special guest Max Alexander Taylor.

Watch the music video for Benjamin's new song, Lafayette Square, which he will be performing at the concert, here: https://benjaminscheuer.lnk.to/LafayetteSquareFA

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