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Troupe in association with Park Theatre presents

A Single Man

Based on the book by Christopher Isherwood

Adapted by Simon Reade
Directed by Philip Wilson


"I make myself remember. I am afraid of forgetting. I will have to forget if I want to go on living."

California, 1962. College professor George is grieving the death of his long-term partner Jim. As a middle-aged gay Englishman living in the Los Angeles suburbs, he is an outsider in every way. Haunted by his past and unable to move forward, we follow him on one very ordinary day. But for George, this is going to be a day like no other…

A Single Man features in The Guardian’s 100 Best Novels Written in English, where it is described as ‘a work of compressed brilliance.’ Known to many through Tom Ford’s film, Christopher Isherwood’s masterpiece is now given a wry and compassionate retelling in Simon Reade’s new adaptation for the stage.

Powerful and sexy, A Single Man is a darkly amusing study of grief, love and loneliness from the celebrated writer of Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for Cabaret.


"A strong ensemble... you can almost taste the liquor and ennui" ★★★★ The Times

“Truly piercing. A poignantly effective and witty adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s iconic 1964 novel" ★★★★ The Stage

“Theo Fraser Steele’s portrayal is nothing short of superb, an absolute joy to watch" ★★★★★ North West End

“An excellent adaptation. Another smash hit for the Park Theatre and further proof their quality control department is working its socks off” ★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre

“This beautifully presented play exposes pertinent questions about societal responsibility, and prejudice” ★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls

“This adaptation of A Single Man is an absorbing, thoughtful, uplifting spiritual journey, and one well worth taking” ★★★★ Boyz

“Theo Fraser Steele is exceptional, stepping out of any shadow of Colin Firth’s performance in Tom Ford’s 2009 film version" ★★★★ The Stage

"Thoughtful, powerful and, wryly funny” ★★★★ Islington Gazette

“Isherwood himself would have been very pleased with this offering" ★★★★ London Box Office

"A hugely rewarding night at the theatre” ★★★★ Ham & High

"Excellent. This world premiere is a stylish and polished piece of theatre that Park Theatre can be rightfully proud in showcasing.” ★★★★ Morning Star

"A must-see. A perfect balance of laugh out loud wit and sombre introspection" ★★★★

"Theo Fraser-Steele is excellent a button-down George” ★★★★ London Living Large



Generously supported by the Backstage Trust



Production photography by Mitzi de Margary

Artwork photography by Michael Wharley

Artwork design by Rebecca Pitt