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Review: Twilight Song

Review: Twilight Song

The premiere of Kevin Elyot’s final play, Twilight Song, in the 50th anniversary year of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, is a fitting tribute to a creator who writes honest and open queer theatre. And as such, it’s a bittersweet tale, effortlessly interweaving stories of past regrets and frustrated presents – Basil (Paul Higgins) and Isabelle (Bryony Hannah) unhappily married, all for show and propriety; Charles (Hugh Ross) and Harry (Philip Bretherton) clearly with hidden feelings for each other but remaining apart, again for the sake of what is proper. It’s 1961 you see – no one is allowed to be gay, to have abortions, to be true to themselves.

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