Fresh from its sell-out premiere at Liverpool Theatre Festival in September, Swan Song written by Jonathan Harvey, heads out on tour this February. Coinciding with LGBT History Month, the critically acclaimed show will start its tour at Unity Theatre, Liverpool before heading to more venues across England.
The show went down a storm when it was performed at the Liverpool Theatre Festival.
A bittersweet one-hander, Swan Song was first staged at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1997, before it transferred to Hampstead Theatre. The central character was called Di Titswell and was played by award-winning comedy actress Rebecca Front. Now, Harvey has adapted the 70-minute play to turn Di into Dave, who is played by Andrew Lancel.
Set in Liverpool in 1997, the world is changing but in the staff room – Gay, forty-something, secondary school teacher Dave finds that not all change is welcomed. Life, love and work are never plain sailing for Dave. Will a school trip to Cumbria change everything for the better, or make things a whole lot worse?
Witty and inspiring, Swan Song boasts an incredible trio of creatives.
The show will be presented to socially distanced audiences in line with current government restrictions. Witty and inspiring, Swan Song boasts an incredible trio of creatives: Andrew Lancel, Jonathan Harvey and BAFTA award-winning director Noreen Kershaw – the production went down a storm when it was first performed at the Liverpool Theatre Festival.
Funny and deeply moving all at the same time, Swan Song will tug at your heartstrings and make you laugh.