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Exclusive: Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven revived at Union

The production marks the show's first major London revival

Pet Shop Boys musical Closer to Heaven is to receive its first major London revival next month, WhatsOnStage can reveal.

The show, which is set against the backdrop of Soho's clubland, will run at the Union Theatre from 28 April 2015 (previews from 22 April) until 23 May, directed by Gene David Kirk.

Featuring a book by playwright Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing) and original music and lyrics by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys, Closer to Heaven premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001.

It centres on a young dancer, Dave, who is offered a bar job at a London nightclub, where he quickly becomes part of an unconventional family including Billie Trix (originally played by Frances Barber), a fading 60s rocker and mother figure to the club's habitués.

The Union production features choreography by Philip Joel, musical direction by Patrick Stockbridge and design by David Shields. Casting is by Adam Braham.

Closer to Heaven is produced by Kylie Vilcins for Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd, by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group.