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Climar Productions proudly presents the European premiere of
The Last Session

Book by Jim Brochu / Music & lyrics by Steve Schalchlin

Starring Darren Day with Simone Craddock, A J Dean, Ron Emslie and Lucy Vandi.
Directed by Guy Retallack.

25 September - 27 October. Tue-Fri 7.30pm / Sat 3pm & 8pm / Sun 3pm
Tickets £18 / £16 concs

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Set in a music studio in 1996, multi-award winning musical The Last Session is set in 1996 as singer-songwriter Gideon holds one last session to record the most important album of his life.

Living in an era when treatment for AIDS was still largely experimental, Gideon is sick of and sickened by the treatments and by the disease. To show his undying love to his partner, he plans to record a musical love letter. For this last session, he links up with some old friends and musicians and one unexpected visitor, for whom Gideon's sexuality changes everything. Will Gideon's wish ever be fulfilled? The Last Session is a rollercoaster of passion, emotions, hope and humour. It's a story of a man's past and his hunt for a future - a reason to live.

Climar Productions reunites the creative team behind the WhatsOnStage Award-nominated Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story at the TBT in 2011: ★★★★★ 'There is no production currently running in the capital that is more intelligent, atmospheric and haunting than this' - Sunday Telegraph on Thrill Me.

Running time: approx 2hrs 20min (including interval)

Awards

Winner: Best Musical, Best Score & Best Book - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle
Winner: GLAAD Media Award
Nominated: Best Musical, New York Drama League
Nominated: Best Musical, New York Outer Critics Circle.

Reviews

★★★★ Time Out Critics Choice
"Darren Day excels...The power of his voice was never in question, but he ably proves his acting chops in a challenging and multi-layered role...This is a terrific, little-known musical, and one that deserves considerable success in its London debut." Read More

★★★★★“A fantastic show; touching, funny and, dare we say it, pretty damn life-affirming too.” Gay Times Read More

★★★★ “thoroughly engaging, innovative and moving, life-affirming” - Plays To See

“full of sorrow and soulfulness. . .terrific vocals all round...Darren Day. . .lends the role a fine, fierce vocal attack”The Stage

 


 

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