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The Boys In The Band

“Life’s a goddam laugh riot!” 

Mark Gatiss stars in this strictly limited West End transfer of the first major revival of this iconic play in two decades. Razor sharp and packed with wit, The Boys in the Band is fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining.

There’s a party tonight. It’s 1968 and nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss) receives a surprise gift from his friend, Emory (James Holmes), in the form of a beautiful male hustler. Meanwhile, party host Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak.

From the producers of the acclaimed productions of Beautiful Thing, Our Boys and Another Country, this eagerly anticipated revival stars Olivier Award winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, London Spy), Daniel Boys (Avenue Q), Jack Derges (Eastenders, Humans), Ian Hallard (Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time), James Holmes (Miranda, Psychoville), John Hopkins (Poldark, Midsomer Murders) and Ben Mansfield (Primeval, Endeavour) alongside Greg Lockett and Nathan Nolan. The Boys in the Band is directed by Adam Penford, the Artistic Director Designate of Nottingham Playhouse, whose credits include One Man, Two Guv’nors. 

‘Mark Gatiss brings stinging superciliousness to landmark gay play.’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph 

Raucous laughter… thoroughly fulfilling.’ ★★★★ The Independent 

Still timeless and universal.’ ★★★★ Mail on Sunday 

Out on stage and proud. Glorious!’ ★★★★ Metro 

I was rapt. The stuff of great drama… directed with panache by Adam Penford.’★★★★ Observer

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


Running time including interval - 2h05m

Including interval -  15 mins

How Does It Work

If you choose collect at box office you will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference, please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Suitable For Children

14+ recommendation


Tuesday 7th February 2017 to Saturday 18th February 2017 

Monday to Saturday 7.45pm Thursday and Saturday Matinee 3pm

Where Do I Go

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH

By Tube- Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo) Embankment (District, Circle)

By Bus- 1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188.

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