Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven heads back to the Union Theatre

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The cast of Closer to Heaven at the Union Theatre earlier this year. Picture: Darren Bell

The distinctive music of the Pet Shop Boys will be filling the air around Southwark’s Union Theatre next month when the musical Closer to Heaven returns to the scene of its sell-out run in April this year.

The musical tale of a young Irishman who finds himself at the heart of Soho’s vibrant club scene has a book by the multi award-winning Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Corrie!, Hushabye MountainCanary, BabiesBoom Bang a Bang, Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club), with music and lyrics by Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

Originally premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001, Closer to Heaven received its first London revival at the Union Theatre earlier this year. The new production, which will be directed by Gene David Kirk (Me & My Friend, The Two-Character Play and Orwell: A Celebration), opens on 21 October and runs until 28 November.

Closer to Heaven originally premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001, and features an original club score by Pet Shop Boys. It received its first London revival at the Union Theatre in April 2015.

Casting details have yet to be announced but Philip Joel has been confirmed as choreographer with musical direction by Patrick Stockbridge and design by David Shields. The show will be produced by Kylie Vilcins for Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd and casting is by Adam Braham.

Angela Thomas

www.ticketsource.co.uk/uniontheatre

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