The tiny Finborough Theatre in Earls Court is well known for punching above its weight and has helped launch the careers of Mark Ravenhill, Conor McPherson and many more. Currently showing in the intimate upstairs space is a new production of ‘Drama at Inish’ by Lennox Robinson (to October 25), brilliantly directed by Fidelis Morgan (above, right). A play about the impact of a visiting theatre company on a small Irish seaside town, it features a high octane cast of thirteen, including the much loved Celia Imrie (above, left). And who should make a brief cameo but Mr Paul O’Grady (above, centre). ‘I’m bloody loving doing this’, O’Grady told our Gay & Lesbian editor Paul Burston after last night’s sell-out performance. ‘There’s so much rubbish on in the West End now. If any play deserves to transfer, this does.’ Imrie, meanwhile, had other concerns on her mind. ‘Am I a GI?’, she asked. GI? ‘Gay icon’. Celia, we think that goes without saying. Tickets are almost sold out so hurry and book now.
For info, see Drama at Inish listing.