Lonely Planet tickets are now available for this strictly limited run. Book your tickets now to ensure the best seats at the best prices!
It’s the 1980s in an unknown American city. There is no internet and mobile phones are a rarity, sharing information and knowledge is near impossible. A poster appears at a local store of a person’s torso with lesions all over. It’s an unknown condition that spreads quickly.
This is how people became aware of an unknown virus which ended up decimating the gay community. The medical world barely knew what it was or how it got passed around, let alone the people themselves. The moment you realise you’ve contracted this disease, it’s just too late.
Within a climate of social stigma, isolation, and governmental neglect how would you react if you thought you might have a life-threatening disease? Would you want to know, or would you prefer to stay oblivious and isolate yourself?
Transferring from the Tabard Theatre for a strictly limited run, 'Lonely Planet' is a wonderfully moving, funny and intimate play that focuses on the friendship between Jody, a cautious and thoughtful man who owns a map store; and Carl, a frequent visitor to the store with an unusually vivid imagination and multiple, ever-changing occupations. The play shows an individual’s struggle to come to terms with illness, their own mortality and the stigma associated with AIDS.
Sponsored by Pasante and INSTI self-test kits, and playing at Trafalgar Studio 2 in the run-up to London’s iconic Pride parade, don’t miss this heartfelt and witty production. Must end 7 July.
There will also be x7 post-show Q&A sessions dealing with the subjects raised in the play.
Lonely Planet tickets are available now. Don't miss your chance to see this moving and topical play.
‘Plays like Angels in America and My Night with Reg may have a bigger reputation, but production of Lonely Planet has the bigger heart and greater storytelling power’ – Theatre Weekly
‘A remarkable play that challenges us to face our fate of fearing the unknown’ – LondonTheatre1
'Unmissable’ – Everything Theatre
‘Mesmerising’ – Boyz
‘Enthralling’ – ActDrop
PLEASE NOTE: Post-show Q&As dealing with the subjects raised in the play and how they affect society today will be held on the below dates, more to be announced:
Friday 15 June - Jonathan Blake
Tuesday 26 June - Mike Youle, Michael Brady, Yusef Azad
Friday 29 June - Dr. Rupert Whitaker
Friday 6 July - Rebekah Tallon-De Havalland