As smart as it is cute, Romance Romance brings the critically lauded and Tony Award nominated Broadway original, tantalisingly up to speed with our changing times.
The musical simmers with stories of swapped identity, illicit affairs, love and flirtation, in two contrasting acts, set 100 years apart. Above The Stag reimagines Romance Romance as a subtle yet sultry exploration of gay attraction, performed in the apt setting of the UK’s only LGBT+ theatre.
In late nineteenth century Vienna, two high-society lovers bored of their inconsequential upper class liaisons, decide to disguise themselves as the struggling working class in a bid reinvent their sexual identities. Can their love survive without the comforts and luxuries they’re used to? A hundred years on two disaffected, thirty-something couples rent a beach house in The Hamptons for the summer. Will what begins as harmless extramarital flirtation explode into something more?
The cast comprises: Ryan Anderson, Jordan Lee Davies, Alex Lodge and Blair Robertson.
Romance Romance was nominated for five Tony Awards for its Broadway run. With a talented cast and crew – directed by Olivier Award nominated Steven Dexter, with Associate Director & Musical Staging by four time Olivier nominated Westend star Summer Strallen – this new production reinvigorates its charmingly amorous tales, for savvy 2019 audiences.
Romance Romance is at Above The Stag 12th March – 6th April 2019.