Following its Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 premiere and a subsequent UK tour in 2015, the world’s first show based on coming-out stories comes to Leicester’s Curve Theatre this February for two nights only. The Curve cast features Hardeep Singh Kohli and Caroline Lennon alongside original cast members Andrew Doyle & Camille Ucan.
This powerful, funny and confessional collation of over 20 true-life tales was created by award-winning writers following an online campaign for submissions that was supported by Stephen Fry amongst many others. The resulting show is performed by a rotating cast of four actors, with previous stars including Simon Callow, Sharon Horgan and Richard Coles.
Inspired by recent high-profile ‘comings out’ by stars of stage, screen and sports, the show celebrates the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from around the world, exploring how they came out and what effect it has had on them.
Directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley and written by the team behind the hit West End play The Act. Extended to two acts for its tour, the show includes fresh material and stories which the writers continually receive via OutingsTheShow.com.
Writers Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott earned Off West End Award nominations for Best Actor for Matthew and Best Emerging Playwright for Matthew and Tom for their previous show The Act. Thomas is also a director whose credits include the West End production of Tory Boyz by James Graham.
Director David Grindley’s credits include A Steady Rain (Bath), Pygmalion (Tour), Daytona (Haymarket and Tour), The American Plan (St James/ Broadway), Our Boys (Duchess), Enron (Tokyo), Copenhagen (Sheffield), The Misanthrope (Stratford, Canada), Journey’s End (Duke of York’s), Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (Tour), The Philanthropist (Broadway), Crown Matrimonial (Tour), Blackbird (Tour), Pygmalion (Broadway) and Journey’s End (Broadway) which won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival.
Hardeep Singh Kohli is a a BAFTA-winning broadcaster, writer of the Channel 4 hit Meet the Magoons, presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Midweek and The Food Programme, as well as contributor to numerous radio programmes such as Radio 4’s Front Row and Radio 3’s Nightwaves, and a movie reviewer on BBC Radio 5 Live. He was a runner-up on Celebrity Masterchef. He joins Caroline Lennon who is best known for her regular role in The Archers and original Edinburgh cast members, stand-up comedians Andrew Doyle and Camille Ucan.