Raucous comedy The Boys In The Band transfers to the West End


The first major revival of the incredibly funny play in two decades, is coming to London, for a strictly limited West End run

The Boys In The Band comes to the Vaudeville Theatre next year

Written by Mart Crowley, The Boys In The Band is a boisterous story, which opened in 1968 in New York.

The story is set in 1968, where nine men gather in an apartment in New York to celebrate the birthday of Harold. One of Harold’s gifts is a stunning male hustler. As the drink and dope escalate, the mood of the party alters from laughter to despair.

Olivier Award-wining Mark Gatiss stars in the The Boys In The Band as Harold. Gatiss plays alongside his husband Ian Hallard in the acclaimed production of Crowley’s ground-breaking play.

Starring alongside Gatiss and Hallard is Daniel Boys, Jack Derges, James Holmes, John Hopkins, Greg Lockett, Ben Mansfield and Nathan Nolan.

This new production of The Boys In The Band is directed by Adam Penford. The Observer described Adam Penfold as directing the play with “panache”.

The West End transfer follows a sell-out run at Park Theatre, where it sold out for its entire five-week run and earned fabulous reviews.

“Mark Gatiss brings stinging superciliousness to landmark gay play,” wrote the Daily Telegraph.

“Raucous laughter… thoroughly fulfilling,” said the Independent in a four-star review of the play.

While the Mail on Sunday described The Boys In The Band as:

“Still timeless and universal.”

The Boys In The Band is showing at the Vaudeville Theatre from Tuesday February 7, 2017 until Saturday February 18, 2017. The play runs for two hours and five minutes, including one interval of 15 minutes.

The age recommendation for The Boys In The Band is 14 years and above.

You can buy tickets to see The Boys In The Band at the Vaudeville Theatre from Shows In London.