Growing up & coming out. 46 Beacon to shine at Trafalgar Studios

Making its West End debut, 46 Beacon, a coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970s America, comes to London’s Trafalgar Studios 2 this April.

Written by Drama Desk and Richard Rodgers Award winner Bill Rosenfield, this memory play is directed by Alexander Lass and produced by Oli Sones and Ed Sinke. In 2015 it enjoyed a short and successful run at The Hope Theatre, Islington.

Bill Rosenfield said: “I couldn’t be happier that a semi-autobiographical account of a special night in my life is opening in the West End.

“Ultimately the play came out of my need to express just how far and fast gay politics had progressed, in a touching but, I hope, also humorous way, and I am really excited to bring it to a wider London audience”.

The address is 46 Beacon. The place is 1970s Boston. Alan and Robert spend a balmy July evening hoping for a connection, emotional or physical. The drama charts their quest in Rosenfield’s fresh, funny and moving script.

Set within a theatrical hotel, Robert has invited Alan back to his room and although they are at different stages of their lives, they each have something the other yearns for. But are they willing to give it?

46 Beacon is the story of that night your life was forever changed.

*Contains strong sexual content, brief nudity and musical theatre references.

46 Beacon runs at the Trafalgar Studios from April 5-29.

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