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.


Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen, Harry Lawtey


Author: Martin Sherman
Presented by(s): Robert Fox, Alex Turner (in association with Park Theatre)
Director: Sean Mathias
Design: Lee Newby
Lighting: Jamie Platt
Sound: Lex Kosanke
Music: Lex Kosanke
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Gently Down the Stream

Gently Down the Stream (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0545717084. Details of all Gently Down the Stream archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1054255119

Archive Listings

13 Feb 19
16 Mar 19
Park Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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