News: My Night with Reg to be revived at The Turbine Theatre

May 14, 2021
News: My Night with Reg to be revived at The Turbine Theatre

Kevin Elyot’s award-winning bittersweet comedy My Night with Reg is set to receive a revival at Battersea’s Turbine Theatre this summer. The production will run at the venue from 7 July to 21 August, directed by Matt Ryan.

Produced alongside Bill Kenwright, Paul Taylor-Mills said, “I’m beyond privileged that our first production to reopen The Turbine Theatre will be a revival of Kevin Elyot’s seminal play My Night With Reg. This witty and poignant portrait of a moment in time remains relevant 27 years after its premiere and is without doubt one of my favourite plays.

The work remains one of the most important gay plays ever written and is an intricate exploration of both the beauty and complexities of gay life and relationships and their position in society. Upon re-reading the play a few months ago I was struck by both how far we’ve come, and yet, in some ways, how far we still have to go. I’m honoured to be presenting this play and hope that audiences are moved by it as much as I still am.

We re-open our doors with a renewed sense of purpose, as resilient as ever and this time to stay. On a personal note, I’d like to thank our loyal audience for the support we’ve received over the last year. It has not gone un-noticed and we are truly grateful.”

Earning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy when it opened in 1995, this modern classic captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

Set in Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985 and, for Guy and his circle, the world is about to change forever, thanks to the mounting AIDS crisis.

My Night With Reg at The Turbine Theatre has designs by Lee Newby and casting by Will Burton CDG. Further information is yet to be announced.

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