PREVIEW: The Leading Man @The Purple Playhouse Theatre, Hove

July 27, 2018

Two full-cast reading are planned for a new LGBT+ stage play, The Leading Man by Eugene Doyen at the Purple Playhouse Theatre in Hove.

TONY Thomas is England’s biggest film star, a matinee idol, a romantic leading man: he is adored by his female fans everywhere.

This is Tony’s public life. His private life is secret and concealed – this is because Tony is in love with Johnny Melrose and this is England in 1952.

The inspiration for the play is the life of the British film actor and movie star Dirk Bogarde and essential to this his fifty year ‘secret’ relationship with Tony Forward. The Leading Man is a well-made play in the tradition of Terence Rattigan and Noel Coward and produced by Philippa Hammond.

All proceeds from these readings will be donated to the Grace Eyre Foundation, a Hove-based charity supporting people with learning disabilities.

Event: The Leading Man – full cast reading

Where: The Purple Playhouse, 36 Montefiore Rd, Hove BN3 6EP

When: Thursday 2 and Friday August 3

Time:  Doors open 6pm, Play starts 7pm – bar and intermission, play ends 9pm

Cost: Tickets £5

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