Gently Down the Stream archiveThe play follows the remarkably moving and brilliantly funny love story of Beau, a retired American pianist living in London, and Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer. Coming of age during the 70s, Beau's attitude to love has been seasoned by a life of loving men in a world that initially refused to allow it. Not looking for a long-term relationship, Beau is naturally cautious when Rufus unexpectedly enters his world. However, while the age gap feels unorthodox to Beau, it is immaterial to Rufus, who is from a new generation of gay men. Rufus has none of Beau's doubts about the possibility of attaining happiness and love in the 21st Century and as he assimilates himself into Beau's past and present, Beau learns to embrace Rufus as one of the most defining relationships of his life. As generations intertwine, Gently Down The Stream reveals the journey of gay history and celebrates the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.


Author: Martin Sherman
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Archive listings for Gently Down the Stream

Work type: Play.


Presented byRobert Fox. Presented byAlex Turner (in association with Park Theatre). Director Sean Mathias. Design Lee Newby. Lighting Jamie Platt. Sound Lex Kosanke. Music Lex Kosanke. Performer Jonathan Hyde. Performer Ben Allen. Performer Harry Lawtey.
13 Feb 19 to 16 Mar 19Park Theatre, Inner London :: V691990888
listing details L01783943418

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