Elphin Productions and Leigh Porter in association with Park Theatre presents 


By Alan Bowne

Directed by Robin Lefevre

'I can live without sex and feel dead or risk death and feel alive'

Torch has been quarantined in a dark, squalid room on the Lower East Side of New York City, which the locals refer to as “Beirut”, after testing positive for a nameless disease. Torch passes the time alone, forbidden from contact with the outside world.

His girlfriend, Blue, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. Torch tries to keep her at arm's length and they argue lovingly, jokingly, fearfully, bravely and desperately about sex and death. All the while, Torch pleads with Blue to leave before his resistance fails…

Robin Lefevre has previously won the New York Drama Desk Award for Best Director and is a Tony Award nominee.

Free Post Show Q&A with Terri Paddock - Thu 14 June after 19.45pm show 


'Dark and sexy dystopian thriller… Beirut is a modern day Romeo and Juliet.' ★★★★½ The Reviews Hub

'Provocative and sexually-charged 60 minute theatrical experience… an explosion happens that will take your breath away.' ★★★★ Boyz Magazine

'Rees and Connolly-Burnham are both thrilling and intense' ★★★★ The Upcoming

'Emphatic and strident theatre, sharply directed by Robin Lefevre… Both actors, to put it simply, 'go for it'' ★★★★ Boyz Magazine

'It’s a play that lives on in the head, long after its short, sharp almost-shock.' Entertainment focus

'One thing's for sure; this isn't a conventional love story. But it's one definitely not to miss.' ★★★★ Broadway World

'Engaging and powerful.' ★★★★ The Upcoming

'An intense rollercoaster that hits you with so many feelings' ★★★★ Broadway World

'It deserves respect and attention' Time Out  

'An intriguing, if provocative, demonstration of the power of love' LondonTheatre1

'Designer Liz Ascroft and Leigh Porter’s lighting present an environment loaded with atmosphere' British Theatre Guide

'The biggest success … was their chemistry and their ease with each other on stage' Musical Theatre Musings

'Beirut is a fiery show…an intriguing watch.' Miro Magazine 

'Pulls the audience into the action.' Sardines Magazine

'Robert Rees and Louisa Connolly-Burnham have great chemistry' The Independent




Please note that this performance contains nudity, smoking, haze, flashing lights, haze & strong language.