The Way Old Friends Do Prod Shot

The Way Old Friends Do

Live at
Theatre Royal Brighton
Tue 2 May - Sat 6 May 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
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Comedy Play
A new comedy about devotion, desire and dancing queens.

Theatre Royal Brighton

Tue 2 May - Sat 6 May 2023
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Tue - Sat at 19:45
Thu at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

Simultaneously tender and laugh-out loud funny, this heartfelt story will appeal to anyone who understands how it feels to be a fan: of ABBA or of anyone.

In the late 1980s, two Birmingham school friends tentatively come out: one as gay, the other - more shockingly - as an ABBA fan. Thirty years later, they reunite to form the world’s first ABBA tribute band – in drag. Can their friendship survive the tribulations of a life on the road; one full of platform boots, fake beards and a distractingly attractive stranger?

Production shot

Written by and starring Ian Hallard (The Boys In The Band), this world premiere is directed by Mark Gatiss (SherlockDraculaDoctor WhoThe League of Gentlemen). Cast includes Donna Berlin (Doctors) James Bradshaw (Endeavour), Sara Crowe (Olivier Award winner for Private Lives), Andrew Horton (Jupiter’s Legacy) and Rose Shalloo (Malory Towers). Featuring the voices of Miriam Margolyes and Paul O'Grady.

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Cast and Creatives

Ian Hallard
Writer & Cast
Ian Hallard
Mark Gatiss
Director
Mark Gatiss
Donna Berlin
Sally
Donna Berlin
James Bradshaw
Edward
James Bradshaw
Sara Crowe
Mrs Campbell
Sara Crowe
Andrew Horton
Christian
Andrew Horton
Rose Shalloo
Jodie
Rose Shalloo
Anton Tweedale
Understudy
Anton Tweedale
Toby Holloway
Understudy
Toby Holloway
Tariye Peterside
Understudy
Tariye Peterside
Miriam Margolyes
Voice of Nan
Miriam Margolyes
Paul O’Grady
Voice of Radio DJ
Paul O’Grady

Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
There are bars on every level who can take orders for interval drinks.
There is a cloakroom available at this venue.

Theatre Royal Brighton has entertained audiences for over 215 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country and continues to delight audiences with pre and post West End shows.

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Theatre Royal Brighton

Tue 2 May - Sat 6 May 2023
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Tue - Sat at 19:45
Thu at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: