It tells the story of Jewish torch singer-drag queen Arnold Beckoff and his encounters with passion, thrills, love and loss. Fierstein himself played Arnold in the show’s Broadway premiere, and the 1988 film adaptation. The role was taken by Antony Sher in the 1985 West End premiere at the Albery Theatre.
In the Menier revival, David Bedella takes the central role, supported by a cast including Joe McFadden, Sara Kestelman, Laura Pyper and Tom Harries - all of whom joined us for a lively post-show Q&A. Listen to the full unedited recording below, and see our Twitter coverage of the event in the box below.
To listen to the Q&A, which was hosted by Whatsonstage.com editor Theo Bosanquet, click the 'play' button above; or to subscribe and download from iTunes, click here. We also live-tweeted from the event last night. You can scroll through all of our Q&A tweets in the box below.