The Boys In The Band
Mark Gatiss stars in this strictly limited West End transfer of the first major revival of this iconic play in two decades.

Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining. There's a party tonight. It's 1968 and nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss) receives a surprise gift from his friend, Emory (James Holmes), in the form of a beautiful male hustler.

Meanwhile, party host Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak. From the producers of the acclaimed productions of Beautiful Thing, Our Boys and Another Country, this eagerly anticipated revival stars Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, London Spy), Daniel Boys (Avenue Q), Jack Derges (Eastenders, Humans), Ian Hallard (Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time), James Holmes (Miranda, Psychoville), John Hopkins (Poldark, Midsomer Murders) and Ben Mansfield (Primeval, Endeavour) alongside Greg Lockett and Nathan Nolan. The Boys in the Band is directed by Adam Penford, the Artistic Director Designate of Nottingham Playhouse, whose credits include One Man, Two Guv'nors.

No reviews to

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright have announced a West End transfer for their sell-out production of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, The Boys In The Band, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre on 7 February 2017, playing for a limited two week season until 18 February.

The Boys In The Band sold out its entire five week run at Park Theatre, garnered critical and public acclaim, and subsequently enjoyed a brief UK tour to Salford, Brighton and Leeds. Directed by Adam Penford (A Small Family Business, One Man Two Guvnors', and recently appointed Artistic Director of the Nottingham Playhouse), the production stars Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss as Harold alongside his husband Ian Hallard as Michael - this will represent the first time in West End history that a male married couple will appear on stage together.
West End musical theatre star Daniel Boys plays alongside them as Donald, Jack Derges, recently seen as the mysterious Andy Flynn in EastEnders, plays Cowboy, Miranda star James Holmes plays Emory, Midsomer Murders' John Hopkins plays Alan, Greg Lockett plays Bernard, Primeval's Ben Mansfield plays Larry, and Undercover's Nathan Nolan plays Hank.

Producer Tom O'Connell said:
"James and I are thrilled that audiences have taken this show to their hearts in such a big way; with limited availability from our stellar cast I am pleased that we have found a suitable West End home for this fantastic production. We also have over 150 tickets available at every performance at £20, making it accessible for all to enjoy. With only 15 performances, this really is the last chance to catch the play which shook the LGBT world."

Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard said:
"We've had an amazing time bringing this great play to a whole new generation of theatre-goers. The response from audiences, young and old, gay and straight has proved that 'Boys' retains its power to move people to laughter and tears. It's wonderful to say that we’ll be capping the experience with a West End transfer - so the party continues!"

No images to
Type of production: Play

Opened: 07 February 2017

Booking until: 18 February 2017

Running time: 2 Hours 5 Mins

Prices: £26.00 - £65.00

Author / playwright: Mart Crowley

Director: Adam Penford