In 1985, in a London flat, old friends and lovers gather to celebrate new beginnings, yet their whole world is about to change…
Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s award-winning dark comedy about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.
Green Carnation Company are a Manchester based theatre company dedicated to presenting quality theatre telling queer and LGBTQ+ stories.
Unconventionally co-directed by director/producer duo Dan Ellis and Dan Jarvis, are Nicholas Anscombe (BBC’s Requiem, Bread & Roses Theatre’s Under The Radar) as privileged yet lost John; Steve Connolly as prowling Benny; Marc Geoffrey as long-suffering Bernie; David Gregan-Jones ( Channel 4’s Boys) as the flamboyant and Byronesque Daniel; and newcomer Alan Lewis (a trained dancer and singer-songwriter) as the insightful ingenue Eric. Joining this new cast will be returning Green Carnation Company cast member Simon Hallman (Boys, The Pride) as the lovesick and house-proud Guy.
“Refreshingly frank and very human – a delight” ★★★★ NorthWestEnd on The Pride
“The staging is perfect and performances on the whole stellar” ★★★★ Opening Night on The Pride