Cahoots Theatre Company and David Sloan in association with Park Theatre will present the world premiere of Twilight Song, the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg.
Previews will begin at the Park Theatre July 12 with an official opening July 17. Performances will continue through August 12.
Directed by Anthony Banks, the cast will feature Adam Garcia (The Winter's Tale, Wicked, Coyote Ugly) as Skinner/Gardener, Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) as Isabella, Paul Higgins (Line of Duty, Temple) as Barry/Basil, Philip Bretherton (As Time Goes By) as Harry, and Hugh Ross (Twelfth Night, Passion) as Charles.
Set on summer evenings in the 1960s and the present day, Twilight Song is described as such: “In their sitting room in leafy north London, Isabella and Basil are getting ready to take Uncle Charles out to dinner. It’s the summer of 1967 and their secrets are starting to crack as the world around them undergoes a revolution. Tracing one family’s hidden liaisons over half a century to the present day, Kevin Elyot’s evocative final play conjures a heartbreakingly funny tale of fathers and sons, desire and denial, and lives half-lived.”
Mr. Elyot was a writer for stage and screen, winning the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Best Comedy Awards for My Night with Reg. He finished Twilight Song shortly before he passed away in 2014. The premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offenses Act 1967, which decriminalized private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales.
The production will also have set and costume design by James Cotterill, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, and composition and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham.
For more information visit ParkTheatre.co.uk.