The Pet Shop Boys’ musical, Closer to Heaven, opens the Union Theatre next month – the show’s first London revival in 14 years.
Written by Jonathan Harvey, who also wrote Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme and Beautiful People, the play features original club score by band.
Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself.
He is offered a bar job at a glitzy London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family including Billie Trix, a fading rock star of the sixties and mother figure to the club’s habitués, Vic, the club’s owner and a middle-aged gay father, and his daughter Shell, who Dave sparks an immediate connection with.
But will Dave truly discover himself in London, or will he fall into a labyrinth of excess, false agendas and the darker side of club life?
Casting has yet to be announced.
WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL – SATURDAY 23 MAY 2015
204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
Tickets: £20 (£17 Concessions)
Box Office: 020 7261 9876 | www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre