Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes comes to Soho Theatre from 1- 13 April
Following previews at Edinburgh Festival 2013 and a current eight-week off-Broadway run at St. Luke's Theater, New York, Billy Hayes' one-man show comes to Soho Theatre this April for its London premiere.
First he wrote the best-selling book, then came the OSCAR®-winning movie. Now the true story performed by the man who lived it. Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his amazing, harrowing escape.
Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes is the live one-man show written and performed by Billy Hayes, whose leap from prison isolation to international notoriety began over 40 years ago when the book about his five years in a Turkish prison became a worldwide bestseller. The subsequent Academy Award-winning film, directed by Alan Parker and written by Oliver Stone, only partly recounted his astounding escape and survival.
The Press on Riding the Midnight Express at St. Luke's Theater, New York.
Billy Hayes is now based in Los Angeles and works as a writer, director and actor in film and theatre.
Director John Gould Rubin is a founder of the Private Theatre in New York, and served as Co-Artistic and Executive Director of LABrynth Theater Company. He produced the 2002 Edinburgh Festival hit Jesus Hopped the A Train, which transferred to the Donmar Warehouse.
Producer Barbara Ligeti is a long-time producer of film, television and theatre in New York and Los Angeles. Productions include: NYC Theatre - David Rabe's Hurlyburly (with Sean Penn) and Marsha Norman's Night, Mother (Pulitzer Prize); TV - HBO's Dear America, Letters Home from Vietnam (Peabody Award); Film - Robert Downey's Hugo Pool (Sundance Festival favourite). She has produced many solo-performer shows starting with Eric Bogosian with whom she worked for many years as manager and producer.