Afterglow extends at Waterloo East

London theatre news: Wednesday 6 November 2019

LGBTQ+ - Off-West End - Shows

London's hottest stage hit, seen by over 10,000 people, 'Afterglow' today announces a 2 week extension to its scheduled run at Waterloo East Theatre.
Afterglow cast

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

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

With the cast nominated Best Ensemble and a Best Director nomination in the Off West End Awards, the show has been extended for an two extra weeks at Waterloo East, with its closing date now set for 8 December (it had had been booking to Sunday 24 November).

The show will celebrate 100 London performances on Tuesday 12 November.

Following the 9.30pm performance on 23 November there will be a Q and A with writer S Asher Gelman and the cast.

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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