Jonathan Harvey’s new play Canary, set in Liverpool over five decades, had its London premiere this week (24 May 2010) at the Hampstead Theatre, where it continues to 12 June as part of a national tour.

In 1960s Liverpool, two lovers hide in the closet, then are forced to go their separate ways. While pits close and dole queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980s London. In 2010, despite civil partnerships and an equal age of consent, the paparazzi chase a love story that could tear a family apart...

Directed by Hettie Macdonald, the cast includes: Ben Allen, Sean Gallagher, Philip McGinley, Jodie McNee, Ryan Sampson, Kevin Trainor, Philip Voss and Paula Wilcox.

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