Thursday, September 13

The Last Session Starring Darren Day at Tristan Bates Theatre

Darren Day heads the cast of the European premiere of The Last Session, featuring music and lyrics by Steve Schalchlin and book by Jim Brochu with additional lyrics by John Bettis and Marie Cain. Guy Retallack will direct the production which plays at the Tristan Bates Theatre from September 25th-October 27th.

Set in 1966 and 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 cast includes DARREN DAY/Gideon (Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Summer Holiday; Grease and Copacabana, Alfie, Carousel, Great Expectations, Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show, Hello Dolly, We Will Rock You and Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show: A J DEAN/Buddy (Dreamboats and Petticoats, Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven and Save the Last Dance for Me): SIMONE CRADDOCK /Vicki: RON EMSLIE /Jim and LUCY VANDI/Tryshia.

Tom Turner is musical director with design by Ruth Hall and lighting by Richard Williamson

Tickets for The Last Session

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