The place historic snapshots are involved 1962 was a momentous 12 months. John F. Kennedy was US President and the Beatles launched their first single. Marilyn Monroe died and the Sixties, as we got here to know them, had been about to be unleashed. In October the Cuban Missile Disaster threatened Armageddon. East and West had been locked in a lethal sport of brinkmanship because the world held its breath. Set towards this backdrop is a story of affection and loss hidden in plain sight. Primarily based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man was was a profitable movie starring Colin Firth in 2009. This stage adaptation by Simon Reade now finds a pure house at Park Theatre.
George (Theo Fraser Steele) is an expatriate English professor in Los Angeles. He’s nonetheless coming to phrases with the lack of his associate Jim in a street accident the earlier 12 months. The story follows someday in his life, starting identical to another. George nonetheless looks like an Englishman overseas even after 20 years on the West Coast. His neighbours are ever interested in this erudite gentleman of their midst. Archetypal American couple the Strunks (Phoebe Pryce and Freddie Gaminara) marvel what occurred to his ‘good friend’ Jim. George is content material to allow them to suppose he simply moved away reasonably than clarify his melancholy. He continually fights loneliness and leans on fellow ex-pat Charley (Olivia Darnley) for consolation. Nevertheless, his attentions are more and more diverted by good-looking, talkative pupil Kenny (Miles Molan).
Evaluate by Brian Penn
Seat: D9 | Worth of Ticket: £33/£29 concessions