Closer to Heaven
by Jonathan Harvey with music and lyrics by Pet Shop Boys
directed by Steven Dexter
From 3 July
Main House, 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval
A thrilling musical with original songs by Pet Shop Boys, set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing nightlife.
Dave is a young dancer from Ireland, new in London and ambitious to make his name. When he takes a job bartending in a Soho nightclub, he’s surprised to find himself at the heart of a new and very unconventional family. But as drink and drugs begin to take over his life, his future as a dancer begins to disappear into the haze. Can he drag himself back from the edge and truly shine?
Both comic and tragic, Closer To Heaven is a bittersweet ode to London nightlife, broken dreams and dark desires.
Jonathan Harvey’s plays include Beautiful Thing, Boom Bang-A-Bang and Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club, all recently revived at Above The Stag Theatre. His writing for television includes Gimme Gimme Gimme and Coronation Street. Pop duo Pet Shop Boys have sold 50 million records worldwide and have had 22 Uk Top 10 singles including four number 1s.
Closer to Heaven and the Above The Stag Pride season is supported by The Original Tour.