29th Nov - 4th Dec 2021
BY JONATHAN HARVEY
“A PIECE THAT IS PAINSTAKINGLY CRAFTED AND SUPERBLY DELIVERED”
“LANCEL IS RIVETTING… IT’S THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND AT TIMES HEART-RENDERING”
Transferring to London, from its sell-out premiere at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour is Swan Song, a bittersweet comedy written by multi award-winning, Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Closer To Heaven). The one-man shows stars acclaimed stage and screen star Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill, Cilla The Musical) and is directed by BAFTA award-winning Noreen Kershaw (Call The Midwife, Moving On, Coronation Street).
It is Liverpool 1997, the world is changing and in the staff room, gay forty-something, English teacher Dave Titswell finds that not all change is welcome. He has a crush, but life, love, and work are never straight forward for Dave. Will a school trip to The Lakes change things for the better, or make things decidedly worse? Swan Song will make audiences laugh, but equally pull at the heartstrings.
Jonathan Harvey adapted the 65-minute play specially for Andrew Lancel to play the solo role of Dave Titswell and now plays London’s Turbine Theatre for one week only.