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Tom O’Connell and James Seabright in association with Jack Maple, King’s Head Theatre and Park Theatre present

The Boys In The Band

by Mart Crowley

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ Sunday Telegraph

★★★★ Metro

★★★★ Independent

★★★★ WhatsOnStage

★★★★ Observer

★★★★★ Gay Times

Mark Gatiss stars in the first major revival of this iconic play in almost 20 years. Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining.

Nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss) receives a surprise gift from his friend, Emory (James Holmes), in the form of a beautiful male hustler (Jack Derges). Meanwhile, party host Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak.

From the producers of the acclaimed productions of Beautiful Thing, Our Boys and Another Country, this eagerly anticipated revival stars Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, London Spy), Daniel Boys (Avenue Q), Jack Derges (Eastenders, Humans), Ian Hallard (Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time), James Holmes (Miranda, Psychoville), John Hopkins (Midsummer Murders), Greg Lockett and Ben Mansfield (Primeval, Endeavour) and Nathan Nolan (Undercover).  The Boys in the Band is directed by Adam Penford whose credits include A Small Family Business (National Theatre) and One Man, Two Guvnors (Revival Director for UK tour, Broadway and West End).

Due to the phenomenal success of The Boys in the Band at Park Theatre, our shows are now SOLD OUT. The production will be touring to BrightonManchester and Leeds. Don’t miss this party, and BOOK TODAY.

“Mark Gatiss brings stinging superciliousness to landmark gay play The Boys in the Band” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“Strong performances, raucous laughter and a brilliant mod-con design... A thoroughly fulfilling evening" ★★★★ The Independent

“A Glittering Triumph” ★★★★★ Gay Times

“Mark Gatiss, one hand in his velvet pocket, a look of permanent distaste on his acne-scarred face, is superb: the arch queer with a sneer.” ★★★★  WhatsOnStage

“Out on stage and proud…return of glorious gay play” ★★★★ Metro

“I was rapt, barely noticed the time pass. Parties that go wrong are often the stuff of great and this play, directed with panache by Adam Penford, is no exception” ★★★★ Observer