Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

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Multiple dates from Wednesday, May 15th to Saturday, June 8th

Event Summary

'Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens' is a deeply moving tribute to those who have died from AIDS and the loved ones they left behind. Originally titled "The Quilt", this beautiful song cycle with lyrics and book by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood, was inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, conceived in 1985 in San Francisco to commemorate the lives lost in the AIDS pandemic.

Directed by Bryan Hodgson, these wonderful stories of heroes are being brought to life with an extraordinary cast and creative team. The show is a collection of monologues presented in free verse with beautiful and eclectic songs subtly linking them together.

Well-known songs include: My Brother Lived In San Francisco; And The Rain Keeps Falling Down; Celebrate; I Don't Know How To Help You; Spend It While You Can; Learning To Let Go; I'm Holding On To You, and I Don't Do That Anymore.

The piece was originally produced in 1989 at The Ohio Theatre in New York under its new title. In 1992, it was produced at The King’s Head Theatre in London and the following year it transferred to the Criterion Theatre. There have been several productions of the show since it opened, including a special one-off performance at the Criterion Theatre in London to raise money for the MAD Trust. The Union Theatre is delighted to host this wonderful new interpretation.

Price: £22

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The Union Theatre
Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street
Southwark, London

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The event runs from 7:30pm to 10:00pm on the following dates.
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