Torch Song Trilogy - Menier Chocolate Factory

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Venue Information
Menier Chocolate Factory

Menier Chocolate Factory
51 Southwark Street
London
London
SE1 1RU

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(10 mins) Head towards Borough High Street; cross the street and take Union Street. Turn right at O’Meara Street and the theatre will be at the end.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 1 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)

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Latest Review: "What a terrible show. What happened here! Terrible pacing, did not care at all for the characters..."

The Menier Chocolate Factory prepares to welcome yet another production that will likely make a big impression on audiences when it opens in May. The “Torch Song Trilogy” is set to feature an impressive cast alongside a talented director and a compelling storyline, making for an unforgettable show.

The play, by Harvey Fierstein, was also made into a movie that features Fierstein in a lead role and it has also made a big impression on Broadway, meaning that it is something that has already proven itself on a world stage and should be a welcome addition to the London theatre scene.

The “Torch Song Trilogy” sees a gay drag performer called Arnold whose plight involves thrills, love and loss as he sets out to find true love, a family, and acceptance. It is perhaps Fierstein’s best known work.

One of the actors set to hit the stage in the production is David Bedella and he is no stranger to those with theatre tickets as he has made a name for himself on other stages in the capital. One of these was the highly controversial “Jerry Springer the Opera” in the role of Jonathan Wierus and Satan, which led to an Olivier Award in 2004. Until the summer of this year he portrayed the role of Billy Flynn in the West End version of “Chicago” at the Garrick Theatre as well, whilst his other credits include “Soho Cinders” at the Queen’s Theatre and “Chess” at the Royal Albert Hall. The American actor has also appeared onstage across the Atlantic and in movies like “Batman Begins”.

He portrays Arnold in the productions, whilst co-star Sara Kestelman is set to take on the role of Mrs Beckoff. The rest of the cast is made up of Joe McFadden, Tom Harries, Perry Millward and Laura Pyper.

Director Douglas Hodge has also made a name for himself in the capital with credits such as “No Man’s Land” at what is now the Harold Pinter Theatre and “The Collection” at the Donmar Warehouse.

The venue welcomes “Torch Song Trilogy” following “Educating Rita” with Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney. The former runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from Wednesday 30th May 2012 to Sunday 12th August 2012.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 30th May 2012
Booking Until: Sunday, 12th August 2012
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday 3.30pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 8pm
Show Status: production_closed
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