Swan Song takes a tour

Published: 25 October 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Andrew Lancel in Swan Song Credit: David Munn

Following its sold-out première at Liverpool Theatre Festival in September, Swan Song, a revised comedy by playwright Jonathan Harvey, begins a short tour at venues opening to 'socially distanced' audiences.

It’s a one-man play starring TV and stage actor Andrew Lancel, directed by BAFTA-winning director Noreen Kershaw and produced by Bill Elms.

The play will open at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre for four performances over two nights November 20–21, the first live performances at the venue since closing in March. It then moves on to Dukes Lancaster, Alty Fringe at the Garrick Playhouse in Altrincham, The Cresset in Peterborough and the Belgrade in Coventry. More dates to be confirmed.

Harvey adapted the 70-minute play specially for Lancel to play the solo role of Dave Titswell. It’s a bittersweet comedy set in Liverpool over Christmas 1997. Gay, forty-something English teacher Titswell finds not all change is welcome. He has a crush, but life, love and work are never straightforward.