Gently Down The Stream


Follows the remarkably moving and brilliantly funny love story of Beau, a retired American pianist living in London, and Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer.
Gently Down The Stream at the Park Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Park Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 16 March 2019
Running time:1 hr 40 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


This passionate new play by Olivier and Tony-award nominee Martin Sherman makes its UK debut 40 years after his celebrated modern classic Bent, which subsequently became a major film directed by Olivier and Tony-award nominee Sean Mathias (No Man's Land), who directs this production of Gently Down The Stream, marking Martin Sherman's 80th birthday.

Synopsis


The play follows the remarkably moving and brilliantly funny love story of Beau, a retired American pianist living in London, and Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer.


Coming of age during the 70s, Beau's attitude to love has been seasoned by a life of loving men in a world that initially refused to allow it.


Not looking for a long-term relationship, Beau is naturally cautious when Rufus unexpectedly enters his world.


However, while the age gap feels unorthodox to Beau, it is immaterial to Rufus, who is from a new generation of gay men.


Rufus has none of Beau's doubts about the possibility of attaining happiness and love in the 21st Century and as he assimilates himself into Beau's past and present, Beau learns to embrace Rufus as one of the most defining relationships of his life.


As generations intertwine, Gently Down The Stream reveals the journey of gay history and celebrates the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 13 February 2019

Press night:Monday 18 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 18 Feb)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£18.50

Standard:
£18.50 - £32.50

Concessions:
£16.50 - £23.50

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Access information


Captioned performance on Fri 15 Mar 19.30

Creatives


Author: Martin Sherman
Director: Sean Mathias
Designer: Lee Newby
Production: Robert Fox and Alex Turner in association with Park Theatre

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