20 May – 4 June 2022
TORCH SONG REVIEWS
“Saw Torch Singer this afternoon. It was thought provoking, meaty, extremely well acted by every performer & hopefully makes everyone review their attitudes to all members of our families & the wider community. This is the type of play I would like to see more of rather than outdated American & English comedies which have been done to death & do not do justice to the efforts put in by the Company. Great work, keep it up.”
“I’ve just attended the show. I wanted to tell you straight away how fabulous it was. Huge kudos to the actors. They were sensational. It was gripping, emotional, funny and believable. Everyone was raving about the show. One of my friends (in his 60s) was very touched by the show – his brother is gay and it helped him to imagine what it was like for him when he was younger – it wasn’t spoken about in their family.”
ABOUT THE PLAY
Torch Song is the two-act revival of Harvey Fierstein’s award-winning Torch Song Trilogy (Winner 1983 Tony Award for Best Play and 1983 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play).
Torch Song follows the life of Arnold Beckoff, a Jewish torch song singing drag queen living in New York City. The story takes place over the span of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Told with a likeable, human voice, Torch Song follows Arnold’s odyssey to find happiness in New York.
All he wants is a husband, a child and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.
Torch Song speaks to themes of courage, resilience and perseverance and will have the audience laughing one minute and cheering on the next.
Torch Song Cast