Wales Millennium Centre’s co-production of a solo musical by first-time writer (and long-time theatre-maker) Luke Hereford, Grandother’s Closet (and What I Found There) is now on. The autobiographical play about queer identities, and how Luke learned to love his with the help of his grandmother and her colourful wardrobe.
Featuring modern arrangements of pop classics from female icons including Madonna, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Judy Garland and Björk, and directed by first-time director (and long-time actor) François Pandolfo, this brand new production will be performed 20-23 April 2022 at the Centre’s Weston Studio.
There will be two, dementia-friendly matinee performances on Fri 22 and Sat 23 April.
Luke Hereford said, “This play is a manifestation of the joyful, glamorous spirit of my grandmother; my ultimate enabler. Every queer person has been on a journey of self-discovery at some point in their life, and though we take most of that journey alone, if we’re lucky we’re guided through it by unexpected formative moments with unexpected personal cheerleaders. Grandmother’s Closet honours those moments and cheerleaders, the power of memory, and is a salute the sacred art of dressing up.”
Grandmother’s Closet (and What I Found There)
A Wales Millennium Centre and Luke Hereford Production
Written and performed by Luke Hereford
Directed by François Pandolfo
Musical Director: David George Harrington
20-23 April 2022, 8.30pm
Plus matinees 22-23 April 2022, 3.30pm
Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre
Tickets: £12, £6 conc
Age restriction: 14+