At the PARK Theatre

A rare chance to see Jonathan Hyde on stage in Martin Sherman’s Gently Down The Stream

Be the first to see the UK premiere of this celebrated new play from the writer of Bent, with previews from £18.50.

Directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias (No Man’s Land), this passionate and funny production also starsBen Allen and Harry Lawtey, and marks the legendary Martin Sherman’s 80th birthday.

Following a highly acclaimed run in New York, the play follows the remarkably moving and brilliantly funny love story of Beau, a retired 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.

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.

“Sherman’s tender reflection on the contemporary freedoms of gay men and the painful struggles of the past that made them possible is shattering”Hollywood Reporter

By Martin Sherman
Directed by Sean Mathias


13 Feb – 16 Mar



Mon – Sat Evening 19.30

Thu & Sat Matinees 15.00



Previews £18.50

Standard £18.50 – £32.50

Concessions £16.50 – £23.50

Young Patrons

13 – 20 Feb

Tickets £10*

*T&Cs apply

Age guidance: 14+

Captioned Performance

Fri 15 Mar 19.30

Access conc. available*

Preview tickets start at just £18.50

Only 5 preview shows at cheapest price!

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Meet The Cast


Theatre includes: Frost/Nixon, Julius Caesar (Sheffield Theatres), Travels With My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory), The King’s Speech (UK tour and Wyndham’s Theatre), Rattigan’s Nijinsky(Chichester Festival Theatre), King Lear, The Seagull (international tour).

TV includes: A Very English Scandal, The Strain, Trollhunters, Tokyo Trial.

Film includes: Breathe, Crimson Peak, The Mummy, Richie Rich, Jumanji, Anaconda and Titanic.


Theatre includes: Present Laughter (Chichester Festival Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Oppenheimer, The Shoemaker’s Holiday (RSC), The Seagull (Manchester Library Theatre Company), Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, The Winter’s Tale, Henry V (Propeller) and ‘…and the darkness descended’(Punchdrunk).

Television includes: Barbarians Rising and Bonekickers.


Theatre includes: The Country Wife (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Television includes: Marcella andWizards vs Aliens.

Film includes: City of Tiny Lights, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Fasten your seat belts for My Dad’s Gap Year

My Dad’s Gap Year

30 Jan – 23 Feb

By Tom Wright

Directed by Rikki Beadle Blair

This is the story of Dave; a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed, gay, teenage son William on a wild adventure to Thailand to lose his virginity. Written by Tom Wright and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair (MBE)My Dad’s Gap Year is a wickedly funny and heartfelt story based on true events.

Starring Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) as William’s mother Cath – a woman on her own journey of self-discovery – alongside Adam Lannon, Alex Britt, Victoria Gigante and Max Percy.

Gay love, straight love, trans love, buddy love, drinking games and beer bellies. Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a mad one!

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From our friends…


Bunker Theatre
19 Feb – 16 Mar

Two women meet in Boots the chemist. They clash, miscommunicate and seem to come from different worlds. However, through their shared love of trees, Liz and Willow build an intergenerational friendship. Their bravery in breaking out of the silence makes them realise that they are not alone but connected. Welcome to the slow revolution.

A funny, heartbreaking adventure through forests, friendship and FemFresh that reveals the loneliness of age and the power of Mother Nature.

Bring your advantage card.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Other Palace

21 Jan – 16 Mar

Want to be the first, and last, to see a brand new musical?

Critically acclaimed Olivier award-winners, The Showstoppers have blazed a trail in improvised comedy and delighted audiences globally. As they approach their 1000th performance, this incredible show comes to London for a limited run of one-night-only musical extravaganzas.

Guaranteed to impress, The Showstoppers create shows packed with high drama, superb lyrics, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – entirely made up on the spot!

A Hundred Words for Snow

Trafalgar Studios

5 Mar – 30 Mar

Rory’s Dad was an explorer. Well, not literally. Literally he was a Geography teacher.

And when he dies suddenly, Rory knows he needs help to make one last expedition.

With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets off to get to the North Pole. Before Mum finds out they’ve gone.

It’s a coming of age story. With polar bears.

Developed with the support of the Peggy Ramsey Foundation and Arts Council England.

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP

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