Twilight Song

Park Theatre, London

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Adam Garcia, Bryony Hannah and Paul Higgins star in the premiere of the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg. Set on summer evenings in the 1960s and the present day, Twilight Song traces one family?s hidden liaisons over half a century. Elyot's evocative final play conjures a heartbreakingly funny tale of fathers and sons, desire and denial, and lives half-lived. Elyot won the Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy for My Night with Reg. His other plays include the Olivier nominated Mouth to Mouth (Royal Court) and The Day I Stood Still (National Theatre). On screen his work includes Christopher and His Kind (BBC), Clapham Junction (Channel 4) and many episodes of Poirot and Marple (ITV). He finished Twilight Song shortly before he passed away in 2014. The premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales. The full cast comprises two-time Olivier nominee Adam Garcia (Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale), Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife, The Children's Hour), Paul Higgins (Line of Duty, The Thick of It), Philip Bretherton (As Time Goes By) and Hugh Ross (Jamie Lloyd's Macbeth and director of Park Theatre hit The Roundabout). Anthony Banks was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for ten years and most recently directed Kara Tointon and Keith Allen in Gaslight (national tour). From the producer behind Park Theatre hits The Roundabout and An Audience with Jimmy Savile. 'There is an unsentimental compassion about Elyot's writing that is deeply affecting, and a sharp observation of contemporary life that is richly comic' The Telegraph 'The perfect British comedy of manners... tender and consistently funny' Sunday Times (2014) on My Night with Reg