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Closer to Heaven - 2001 - London Fringe Tickets, News, Info & More

Dave is a young Irish boy seeking the big time in London. Set amid hedonistic gay culture, straight Dave learns that things are not as straightforward as they seem.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019
Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2021
Following its critically acclaimed sell-out at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, is heading to The Coro in Ulverston prior to a London run.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021
Following its sell-out at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, is heading to London for one week only. Swan Song, a one-man play starring acclaimed stage and screen star Andrew Lancel, directed by BAFTA award-winning director Noreen Kershaw and produced by Bill Elms.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Christopher Nightingale has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Original Score for A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021
2020 proved to be an exceptional year for the Tony Awards and the nominees in the category of Best Original Score are equally exceptional. In a category usually dominated by musical scores, all five nominees in the category come from plays.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2020
The cast and full creative team has been announced for Hope Mill Theatre's hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT, directed by Luke Sheppard.
by Zac Thriffiley - Sep 2, 2021
Uptown Players is proud to present the world premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding, based on Del Shores’ 2017 hit film of the same name. A Very Sordid Wedding will be the final installment of the postponed Uptown Players 2020 season, and performances will run September 24th through October 3rd at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2020
Hope Mill Theatre has announced that after selling-out the live run of their revival of the classic rock musical RENT in only 48 hours, the production will be filmed and broadcast online to a  strictly limited number of viewers.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2019
Producers today announce that critically acclaimed 'MUSIK' by writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe is to get a four-week London run following its sold out world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 22, 2018
Hit singer/songwriter Bryan Wayne is quickly learning to practice the lines from his upcoming single, “Simplify,” but it isn't necessarily by choice.  
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2020
Following its critically acclaimed sell-out premiere at Liverpool Theatre Festival in September, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, will commence a short tour this year playing at venues opening to socially distanced audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020
The Fosse Forest Ballet team has announced the release date of their sitcom pilot episode.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020
Hope Mill Theatre stages this hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT which will run to socially distanced audiences this autumn – with the 12-strong cast forming a ‘bubble’ for the duration of the show’s run in Manchester. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2021
Following its critically acclaimed sell-out at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, is heading to London this month for one week only.  
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2018
Full casting has been announced for the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD at the EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE from TUE 9 - SAT 20 JULY 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2020
The Fosse Forest Ballet team has revealed Darren Day as The Narrator for the pilot episode, which hopes to raise funds for the theatre community.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 5, 2018
Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers heads to London for a reading at the Arcola Theatre on November 30th. Following its international premier at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway run in New York City, Your Alice returns to the UK this fall. Produced by Pinkhouse Productions LLC, Your Alice follows Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) as he tells his child muse, Alice, her favorite story for the last time. As they sail down the Oxford River, his beloved characters weave the audience in and out of Wonderland and through his tortured relationship with 10-year-old Miss Liddell.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 5, 2018
The full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD opening at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 3 December has been announced.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2020
Get a first look at Rent at Hope Mill Theatre, running to socially distanced audiences with the 12-strong cast forming a 'bubble' for the duration of the show's run in Manchester.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2020
2020 has proven to be an exceptional year for the Tony Awards and the nominees in the category of Best Original Score are equally exceptional. In a category usually dominated by musical scores, all five nominees in the category come from plays.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 12, 2018
To kick off its 18th season, Uptown Players will present the world premiere of A Very Judy Christmas. Written and directed by B.J. Cleveland, the production runs December 1-16, 2018 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, and marks the return of  Janelle Lutz as Judy Garland.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021
Making his stage debut Outlander's John Bell (Outlander, The Hobbit, Wrath of the Titans) has been cast in multi award-winning Off-Broadway hit The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me by David Drake.  
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2020
Hope Mill Theatre has announced that its hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT will play its final in-person performance November 3 due to strict lockdown measures put in place to stem the surge of Covid-19 cases in Britain.  
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Following its critically acclaimed sell-out premiere at Liverpool Theatre Festival in September, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, is heading out on a northern tour in July following its rescheduled February dates due to lockdown.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Grace Mouat (Six, Arts Theatre; & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre; Hair, Turbine Theatre) and Andrew Patrick-Walker (Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum; Brooklyn, Greenwich Theatre; Hair, Hope Mill Theatre) will bring From Here: A New British Musical to life at Chiswick Playhouse.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2018
Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2018-2019 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Moody Performance Hall. The season will feature the regional premieres of the 2017 Drama Desk nominated musical, The View Upstairs, a new comedy from the writer of NBC's Emmy-nominated hit "This is Us", The Cake, plus the world premiere of a special holiday tribute, A Very Judy Christmas. Also in the season lineup are the hilarious 2016 Broadway musical, Disaster!, and the Tony Award-winning Musical Spring Awakening, which will be presented at Moody Performance Hall. Rounding out its 2018-2019 season is its annual fundraising production, Broadway Our Way, also at Moody Performance Hall and the previously announced production of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2019
Producers today announce that 'MUSIK' by writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe is to transfer immediately to London following its world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
by Kristen Morale - Jul 14, 2019
Written by Solnik, directed by Nikki Reed and presented by Executive Artistic Director Crystal Fields, "Birds of Paradise" is being performed in the East Village for a very limited run. With opening night this past Thursday and running only through July 14th, this show is definitely one I recommend seeing. With a rather clever plot that is as touching as it is on the constant brink of drama, "Birds of Paradise" is now one of my favorite of Solnik's productions.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
Tickets are on sale for most shows now. Learn more about the full lineup and how to attend here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2019
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys join the production team for upcoming stage adaptation of Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette, creating music to bring the 80s-set drama to life.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 24, 2020
Rehearsals are underway for the UK premiere of viral hit musical Be More Chill. BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body attended a very special press rehearsal, where he got to chat with some of the cast and see what all the buzz is about... Watch the video!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2020
Peter Bull is today announced as the 13th Artistic Associate of the King's Head Theatre, and will be staging several shows at the theatre in 2020, the first of which will be the Off-Broadway musical hit, Naked Boys Singing! in March 2020, with further projects to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2020
Rehearsal photos have been released for The Barn Theatre's upcoming Built By Barn production of Oscar Wilde's cherished comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Bryan Hodgson (Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Salad Days).
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 8, 2019
Singer/songwriter Bryan Wayne had more reasons to be excited than most artists, celebrating his While You Waitalbum release recently with a party at SESAC with friends and family. Diagnosed with terminal ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) last year, the 14-song collection is a gift to his wife, two boys, friends and family, the ALS community and is a 'thank you' to an industry that continues to support his dreams. It is available at www.bryanwaynemusic.com and all online retailers and streaming services.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020
Frances Barber stars as outrageous Billie Trix, icon, rock star, screen goddess, drug addict in 'MUSIK' by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2020
Be More Chill officially comes to London tonight at The Other Palace!
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 1, 2020
Rehearsals are underway for the UK premiere of viral hit musical Be More Chill.
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019
C-c-c'mon! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the viral hit musical Be More Chill is making its UK premiere this February at The Other Palace, and we're getting a first look at the cast that's bringing Jeremy Heere, Michael Mell, The Squip, and more to life in this new video. Check it out!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2019
Casting for the UK premiere of Be More Chill, the mind-bendingly fun, smash hit Broadway musical was announced today.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2020
Following its critically acclaimed sell-out premiere at Liverpool Theatre Festival in September, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, is heading out on tour in February to coincide with LGBT History Month.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021
Future Spotlight Productions in collaboration with KidZania London today announced that Cinderella will be available Stream.Theatre from 17 December until 10 January 2022. Filmed in the immersive city of KidZania, Cinderella is a festive production for all ages, featuring a West End cast, audience interaction and much-loved pantomime characters.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019
Today's top stories: Beetlejuice will close in June, and more!
by Review Roundups - Aug 9, 2019
Writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are currently presenting the world premiere of a new cabaret show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 9, 2018
To close its 17th season, Uptown's regional premiere of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne goes back in time to show the lengths employees will go to to hide their homosexual identity in order to preserve their job to convince society they are 'the Norm'. Perfect Arrangement, directed by B.J. Cleveland runs August 24 - September 2 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2019
Get a first look at Frances Barber returning to the legendary role of Billie Trix in the world premiere tonight of MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys and Jonathan Harvey at Assembly Bijou at the Edinburgh Fringe.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2018
Living Over The Rainbow is a new musical based on a true story that made national headlines in 2008 when a young gay teenager, Lawrence King, was murdered by a fellow classmate at his high school in Oxnard, California. The circumstances of his death and the issues brought to light by it have now been made into a heartfelt and inspirational musical about acceptance and finding peace crafted by Roz Esposito.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
To close its 17th season, Uptown's regional premiere of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne goes back in time to show the lengths employees will go to to hide their homosexual identity in order to preserve their job to convince society they are 'the Norm'. Perfect Arrangement, directed by B.J. Cleveland runs August 24 - September 2 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2019
Reading Rep Theatre today announces the world première of Helen Eastman's The Nutcracker, a brand-new musical adaption of the classic tale for all the family. The production opens at Reading Studio from 20 December, with previews from 17 December, and runs until 23 December 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2019
Writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are to present the world premiere of a new cabaret show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.