It has been announced that the one man comedy will transfer to the Turbine Theatre following two performances at The Coro in Ulverston on Friday 19th – Saturday 20th November.

(c)Alan Humphreys

Following its acclaimed sell-out at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour, it has been announced that Jonathan Harvey’s comedy will play at London’s Turbine Theatre from the 29th November until the 4th December.

Directed by Noreen Kershaw and starring Andrew Lancel, Swan Song was originally staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997, before transferring to Hampstead Theatre with award-winning comedy actress Rebecca Front in the lead role.

Set in Liverpool, it is 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.

Talking about the news, producer of Swan Song and Artistic Director of Liverpool Theatre Festival, Bill Elms said: “Swan Song is a funny, clever and inspiring production which opened the inaugural Liverpool Theatre Festival.  Andrew Lancel, Jonathan Harvey, and Noreen Kershaw are an incredible blend of creative talent, and the play went down a storm in Liverpool and on its Northern tour. People are excited for the return of live theatre – and we’re excited to give them that experience back after such a long time with a really special production.”

Andrew Lancel is best known for his roles on Coronation Street and The Bill. His stage credits include Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles and Cilla The Musical. Talking about starring in Swan Song he said: “I’m thrilled to be finally taking this wonderful play to London. We are a small team but this play just keeps growing and it’s a constant buzz to do. It’s funny, moving and strangely (and sadly) topical. I can’t wait to see London’s reaction to Dave Titswell.”

Swan Song will play at the Turbine Theatre from the 29th November until the 4th December.


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