Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award winning comedy-drama tells the poignant story of an outsider's search for love and acceptance.
Booking from: Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Booking until: Sunday, 12 August 2012
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday 3.30pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 8pm
Playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award winning comedy-drama tells the poignant story of an outsider's search for love and acceptance. Originally conceived and performed in three acts, drag queen Arnold encounters passion, thrills, love and loss. This intimate and powerful play is bursting with courage and sharp wit, as Arnold fights for his place in the world and his right to happiness.
Douglas Hodge returns to the Chocolate Factory in a directorial role after last appearing in his Olivier and Tony award-winning role of Albin in the Chocolate Factory's production of La Cage aux Folles, which was also written by Harvey Fierstein.
The role of Arnold will be played by David Bedella. David was last seen at the Chocolate Factory in the European premiere of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show. His performance as Satan in Jerry Springer the Opera won him an Olivier award. Other theatre credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago (Garrick Theatre) and Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (West End and UK tour).
The role of Arnold's mother, Mrs Beckoff, will be played by Sara Kestelman. Sara has worked extensively in theatre, TV and film. Sara's theatre credits include Copenhagen (National Theatre and Duchess), Nine (Donmar) and Cabaret (Donmar) for which she won an Olivier award for her performance as Fraulein Schneider.
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