Matt Lucas (Nardole, Doctor Who) and tenth Doctor David Tennant recently attended the press night of ‘The Boys in the Band’ featuring actor and writer Mark Gatiss.
After the performance, the two Who stars gave their reactions and opinions. Lucas recalls that when the play was first performed in the 1960’s there were not many that focused on gay life while Tennant states that he enjoyed an extraordinary evening with a great bunch of actors doing and extraordinary play.
Also airing their views were David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Andrew Scott, Steve Pemberton, Simon Callow among many.
About ‘The Boys in the Band’
American playwright Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking 1968 play is set in New York apartment, where nine men are gathering for a party. Olivier award winner Mark Gatiss plays birthday boy Harold while Gatiss’s real-life husband Ian Hallard (‘Lovesong of the Electric Bear’, ‘Great Britain’) is party host Michael. Harold receives a surprise gift from his friend, Emory in the form of a beautiful male hustler and Michael gets an unwanted surprise of his own. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak.
This new production of ‘The Boys in the Band’ is directed by Adam Penford (A Small Family Business) and comes from the producers of the acclaimed productions of Beautiful Thing, Our Boys and Another Country.
‘The sold out play runs until the 30th October.