Casting announced for UK Premiere of Martin Sherman’s ‘Gently Down The Stream’ at Park Theatre

Robert Fox and Alex Turner, in association with Park Theatre and King’s Head Theatre, have announced full casting for the forthcoming UK première of Martin Sherman’s new play, Gently Down The Stream, which runs at Park Theatre from 13 February to 16 March 2019, following a critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater in New York.

Directed by Sean Mathias, the production will star Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen and Harry Lawtey.

This passionate new play by the multi-award-winning Martin Sherman makes its UK debut 40 years after his landmark modern classic, Bent, and will mark the celebrated playwright’s 80th birthday.

The play follows the remarkably moving and brilliantly funny love story of Beau, an older American pianist living in London, and Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer.

Coming of age during the 70s, Beau’s attitude to love has been seasoned by a life of loving men in a world that initially refused to allow it. Not looking for a long-term relationship, Beau is naturally cautious when Rufus unexpectedly enters his world.  However, while the age gap feels unorthodox to Beau, it is immaterial to Rufus, who is from a new generation of gay men. Rufus has none of Beau’s doubts about the possibility of attaining happiness and love in the 21st Century and as he assimilates himself into Beau’s past and present, Beau learns to embrace Rufus as one of the most defining relationships of his life.

As generations intertwine, Gently Down The Stream reveals the journey of gay history and celebrates the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.

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