Twilight Song Review

Twilight Song - Kevin Elyot - Park Theatre - 13th July 2017Twilight Song, Kevin Elyot’s final play before his untimely death is currently performing at the Park Theatre.

With an impressive star studded cast, this 75 minute play captures your attention the majority the way through.

The standout performance has to be from heartthrob Adam Garcia. Playing both Skinner and The Gardener, he’s impressive. Actually dare I say electric on stage. Especially during a heated scene filled with sexual tension with Bryony Hannah (Call The Midwife).

Twilight Song - Kevin Elyot - Park Theatre - 13th July 2017At times though, Twilight Song does leave me with the thought that there’s something missing. Like this is half a play. There’s also a few unanswered questions. Is Skinner the lost son of Isabella? It would make sense as Barry and his father Basil are both played by Paul Higgins.

Despite the unanswered questions, Twilight Song is certainly a display of the talent Kevin Elyot possessed. It’s just a shame it feels like he had more left to write before he passed.

Reporter: Tegan LeBon

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Dates: until the 12 August 2017

Performances Tuesday – Saturday @ 19.30, Thursday & Saturday @ 15.00, Mon 31 July / Mon 7 Aug @19.30

Running Time: 80 mins no interval approx

Booking: 020 7870 6876*

*Telephone booking fee: 10% (capped at £2.50 per ticket)

Prices £20-£29.50

Concessions available £18.50-£22

Young Patrons: £10 (available 12 – 19 July)*

Child (under 16): £15*

Groups: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free

Parents & Babies performance: Wed 26 July 13.00, £15. Babes in arms go free.

Age guidance: 12+

*Subject to availability, T&Cs apply.


Photos by Robert Workman