Oliver Coopersmith (Netflix’s I-Boy and the lead in forthcoming Sky Atlantic series Tin Star opposite Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks) and Jay Taylor (Donkey Punch, Nell Gwynn and Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies) will star in the West End debut of 46 Beacon, playing the roles of Alan and Robert respectively in this coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970s America.
46 Beacon arrives at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season, running from 5th to 29th April 2017, with press night on 10 April, following a short run in 2015 at The Hope Theatre.
Written by Drama Desk and Richard Rodgers Award winner Bill Rosenfield, this memory play is directed by Alexander Lass, with set and costume design by Ruth Hall and produced by Oli Sones and Ed Sinke.
The address is 46 Beacon. The place is 1970s Boston. Alan and Robert spend a balmy July evening hoping for a connection, emotional or physical? 46 Beacon charts their quest in Bill Rosenfield’s fresh, funny and moving script.
Set within a theatrical hotel, Robert has invited Alan back to his room and although they are at different stages of their lives, they each have something the other yearns for. But are they willing to give it?
46 Beacon is the story of that night your life was forever changed.
WARNING: Contains strong sexual content, brief nudity and musical theatre references.
Oliver Coopersmith’s (Alan) stage credits include The Mikvah Project at the Yard Theatre, Dealer’s Choice at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Once A Catholic at the Tricycle Theatre, Purple Heart at the Gate Theatre, The History Boys at Sheffield Crucible, The Physicists and The Cryptogram both at the Donmar Warehouse, Cause Celebre at the Old Vic, Henry IV Part 2 and The Merry Wives Of Windsor both at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Ones That Flutter at Theatre 503, 2000 Feet Away at the Bush Theatre and Macbeth at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Oliver’s screen credits include Netflix’s I-Boy, released last month, the forthcoming Tin Star on Sky Atlantic and Strangeways Here We Come, It’s Alive, Dickensian, The Tracey Ullman Show, Galavant, Hoff The Record, Scrotal Recall, Case Histories & Grandma’s House.
Jay Taylor’s (Robert) stage credits include Accolade at the St. James Theatre, Nell Gwynn at the Apollo Theatre & Shakespeare’s Globe, Wolf Hall & Bringing Up The Bodies for the RSC at the Swan Theatre and Aldwych Theatre, I Heart Peterborough at Soho Theatre, Joe/Boy at The Last Refuge, A Clockwork Orange at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Troilus & Cressida and Titus Andronicus both at Shakespeare’s Globe, SH*TM*X at Trafalgar Studios and The Police at the White Bear Theatre. Jay’s screen credits include A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Donkey Punch, Red Tails, The Rise of the Footsoldier, Britannia, Tennison, Silk, Tea Boys, Midsomer Murders, Misfits, Sirens, Consuming Passion, The Bill, The Fixer, Daphne, Holby City, Mr Wroe’s Virgins & EastEnders.
5 APRIL – 29 APRIL 2017
Press Night: Monday 10 April 2017 at 7.00pm