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Passing By
On from 05 Nov 2013 till 30 Nov 2013
Tristan Bates
by Martin Sherman
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £14 / (£12 concessions)

About: Passing By

Love isnft forever. Love is just passing by.

A charming romantic comedy about a love between two men whose hearts pull them together as their lives pull them apart from the author of the multi-award-winning Bent, Messiah, When She Danced, Rose and the film Mrs Henderson Presents.

Passing By was first produced at Playwrights Horizons, New York City, in 1974, and by Gay Sweatshop at the Almost Free Theatre in 1975. This smash hit revival, originally produced by Arion Productions in association with Neil McPherson for at the Finborough Theatre, now transfers to the Tristan Bates.

Rik Makarem, who plays Toby, was one of the regular characters in Emmerdale, as well as having starred in BBC's Torchwood. James Cartwright – well known from The History Boys, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Hollyoaks, and a former Royal Television Society Best Actor winner for Johnny Shakespeare plays Simon

Reviews

'Martin Shermanfs play, which feels uncomfortably prescient in foreshadowing the future in its portrait of two new lovers facing an illness together, is also more positively a work of quiet but overwhelming power that makes no apology or excuse for the men reaching out to each other and falling in love' Mark Shenton, The Stage

'It still remains revolutionary, even by todayfs standards' Everything Theatre

'I adored every minute. It wasnft a story of romanticised passion, nor did it attempt to challenge our understanding of love: rather, it re-affirmed it' Annabel Baldwin, A Younger Theatre

'One of the most radical plays ever written. Quirky, funny, touching, romantic and revolutionary. It overturned my life. Perhaps it will do the same for others' Simon Callow

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