Waterloo East Theatre is pleased to announce The European Premier of the off-Broadway musical A Letter to Harvey Milk for a limited season June 9 – July 3 2022.
West End stars Barry James (Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Cabaret, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Carol Ball (Adams Family, Flashdance, Follies, 42nd Street) will lead the cast that will also include Rebecca Levy (Mama Mia) Joshua Anthony-Jones (Elegies) Harry Winchester (Three Little Pigs) and recent graduates Josselyn Ryder and Christopher Dodd.
San Francisco. 1986.
When Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher fulfils a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who’s dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie but to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior centre is stunned. Harry’s letter sets off a series of life-changing events that neither could have foreseen.
With its soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics, this musical deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people.