Afterglow extends again

London theatre news: Tuesday 26 November 2019

LGBTQ+ - Off-West End - Shows

After celebrating its 100th performance and with award nominations in the bag, Afterglow gets a final extension at Waterloo East Theatre until 22 December.
Cast, director and playwright of Afterglow on 100th performance

(From left) Cast: Benjamin Aluwihare, Steven Kunis (director),

S. Asher Gelman (playwright), Adi Chugh, Kane Surry, Peter McPherson

Afterglow this week celebrated its 100th London performance - and announced a final extension and closure date for the long running Off West End hit.

The boys of Afterglow will now head under the shower for the final time at Waterloo East Theatre on Sunday December 22.

By then the show will have played 131 performances over 17 weeks and received critical acclaim and two nominations for Best Enemble and Best Director in the Off West End Awards.

The play's New York author, S. Asher Gelman, flew in to celebrate with the cast this week.

An international hit, Afterglow centres on Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship who nvite Darius to share their bed for one night.

When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come head to head with one another's notions of love, intimacy, and commitment.

Described by the Huffington Post as "a steamy stripped-down look at gay intimacy", Afterglow enjoyed a multiple-extended run Off-Broadway, selling 23,000 seats in a 69-seat theatre and grossing over $1million.

The play premiered in the UK at Southwark Playhouse where it was seen by over 8,000 people and subsequently transferred to Waterloo East Theatre.

Note: Afterglow contains strong language and nudity.

Show listing information


The Climax is just the beginning …

Josh and Alex are in an open married relationship.

But after young Darius shares their bed for a night, a new intimate connection begins to form, and all three men must search for one another's notions of love, intimacy, and commitment.

Will their search for passion and intimacy come as easily as their freedom to play around?


Benjamin Aluwihare - Darius

Adi Chugh - Josh

Peter McPherson - Alex

Kane Surry - understudy (all roles)


Author: S. Asher Gelman
Director: Steven Kunis, (original director Tom O'Brien)
Designer: Libby Todd
Lighting: David Howe
Sound: Joel Price
Movement: Lee Crowley
Production: Adam Roebuck, Aaron Quintana and Justin Coffman


Waterloo East Theatre
Brad Street


From: Thursday 17 October 2019

Closed: Sunday 22 December 2019


Previews: £20 (17 to 20 Oct)

Standard: £24 Full / £30 Premium

Concessions: £20


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