This month sees the opening of a brand new theatre venue in London. The Turbine Theatre is located by Battersea Power Station and its first production is a new version of the classic Torch Song. We take a look at this exciting new venue and the much-loved play.
Locations don’t come much more iconic than Battersea Power Station and the Turbine Theatre will be located under the Grosvenor Bridge railway arches at Circus West Village. The first chapter of the iconic Power Station’s regeneration, which is already a thriving riverside destination located at the foot of the iconic Grade II listed landmark.
Presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills, The Turbine is already being described as ‘an intimate theatre with big ambitions’.
The first production at The Turbine will be the classic Torch Song from Thursday 22 August until 13 August. This new revival of Harvey Fierstein’s dizzyingly funny and deeply touching and award-winning landmark play is directed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie.
It tells the story of drag queen Arnold Beckoff (Matthew Needham – Chernobyl, HBO, Summer & Smoke, Almeida/West End) and his quest for true love in 1970’s Manhattan and is a hilariousand heartbreaking portrait of love, loss, sexual identity and the deep longing for family approval that drives us all forward, and drives us all crazy.