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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
PLEASE NOTE: Post-show Q&As dealing with the subjects raised in the play and how they affect society today will be held on 7 dates. For more information regarding these Q&As please click here.
Running time1hr 40min (including interval)
Performance dates12 June 2018 - 7 July 2018
ContentThis show is recommended for ages 11+
Venue InformationTrafalgar Studios 214 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, United Kingdom, London, SW1A 2DY
£30 down to £25
£25 down to £20
Valid all remaining performances for both price bands.
Excludes Saturday 7th July Evening.
Quickfire Q&A with Lonely Planet writer Steven Dietz
Now that Pride in London is in full swing ahead of July's Pride Parade, we decided to have a sit down with the writer of Lonely Planet for a quickfire Q&A session. The piece was originally written by Dietz in 1992 at the height of the AIDS crisis and is also his most performed work to date.
Have a look at our Q&A chat below:
15 Jun, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Spotlight on Lonely Planet, a play about the tragic AIDS epidemic
The world-renowned Pride in London, which attracts approximately one million visitors to the capital every year, is just around the corner! In conjunction with this year's London Pride Parade comes one of the most important and moving plays ever written about the LGBT community, Lonely Planet.
30 May, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels