Torch Song will run from 22 August to 13 October, with initial casting composed of Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed), Matthew Needham (Arnold) and Rish Shah (Alan). The piece has design by Ryan Laight, lighting by James Whiteside, sound by Seb Frost, with casting by Will Burton. Opening night is 6 September and further casting is to be announced.
The casting feels underpowered to my mind. I love the original version (and have put the revised one on my wishlist) - but I fear this isn't a well-known enough cast to make the play work for a new venue like this.
Just looking at my Menier poster on the wall for Torch Song Trilogy in 2012. They must have done an abridged version as if it was 4 hours I'd have remembered it. Any play over 2 hours and I'm fidgeting in my seat, especially Menier benches.
Having a look at the show schedule, nice to see a double show day on Sunday’s for the run (I’m always on the look out for Sunday theatre apart from the Menier and a few fringe theatres). Though there doesn’t appear to be any performances on Monday or Tuesday nights.