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Torch Song at the brand new Turbine Theatre: first look photos

The show is the first to be staged at the brand new theatre next to Battersea Power Station

Matthew Needham in Torch Song
© Mark Senior

WhatsOnStage has an exclusive first look at the new revival of Torch Song, which opens at the brand new Turbine Theatre in Battersea.

The revival of Harvey Fierstein's Tony-winning play features Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed), Matthew Needham (Arnold), Rish Shah (Alan), Jay Lycurgo (David) and Bernice Stegers (Ma) and is directed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie.

The story centres on drag queen Arnold Beckoff and his quest for true love in 1970s Manhattan.


The Turbine is situated at Battersea Power Station. At the theatre's launch last month, artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills described his vision as being "to enable world class artists to tell stories that enchant at The Turbine Theatre and eventually play beyond our London home."

Torch Song has design by Ryan Laight, lighting by James Whiteside, sound by Seb Frost, with casting by Will Burton.

It has an official opening night on 6 September and runs until 13 October.