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Casting announced for world premiere of Twilight Song

Twilight Song, Kevin Elyot's final play, will run at the Park in July

Paul Higgins, Adam Garcia and Bryony Hannah
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting has been announced for Kevin Elyot's play Twilight Song at the Park Theatre this summer.

Directed by Anthony Banks, Twilight Song is Elyot's final play before he passed away in June 2014. Set in London, the comedy tracks a family's hidden secrets from 1967 to the present day. The premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales.

It will star Adam Garcia, who was last seen on stage in Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale, as Skinner/Gardener, Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) as Isabella, and Paul Higgins (Line of Duty) as Barry/Basil.

They will be joined by Philip Bretherton as Harry and Hugh Ross as Charles.

Elyot's previous work includes The Day I Stood Still at the National, Mouth to Mouth at the Royal Court, and My Night with Reg for which he won an Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.

Twilight Song runs at the Park Theatre from 17 July to 12 August, with previews from 12 July.