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Facing East in Concert in the West End

on June 19, 2015

Harriet Thorpe is set to host and narrate West End concert of new LGBT musical Facing East, raising awareness for Stonewall and Pride. The concert will take place on Monday 22nd  June at London’s Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Based on Carol Lynn’s play, Facing East follows an upstanding American Mormon couple who unexpectedly meet their gay son’s partner whilst dealing with his death. When they’re forced to face a reality long ignored, they must balance their beliefs with their emotions and make peace with this stranger in order to make peace with their loss.

Now making its UK premiere for one night only at the West End’s Lyric Theatre and starring Alasdair Harvey, Rebecca Lock, Peter DiCesare, Michael Vinsen and narrated by Harriet Thorpe, Facing East in Concert is a truly unique opportunity to be amongst the first to witness this powerful new musical as it completes its development, following workshops in Dallas and Chicago. The performance supports Stonewall, one of the UK’s top LGBT organisations, and Pride in London.

Announcing the concert, producer Nathan Gardner said “We’re delighted to be able to present our show in London, and with such an incredible cast and team. We believe that theatre can make a difference, and it’s an honour to be presenting Facing East in support of Pride in London, and Stonewall. We’ve always wanted it to be the show that gives back, and it’s a privilege to be able to support these two organisations that do so much for the LGBT community.”

Tickets are now on sale at the Lyric Theatre, or by phoning 0844 482 9674. For more information, or to book online, visit

Facing East

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