We’re Getting Closer To Heaven Again!

Written by on May 18, 2024

We’re Getting Closer To Heaven Again!


Following Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean, the Turbine Theatre’s season celebrating queer love continues with Closer to Heaven, from 31 May to 30 June.

Full cast for this new production of this adored club musical, includes the Tony award winning, 1994 Eurovision Song Contest contestant Frances Ruffelle as Billie Trix. Originating two iconic roles on the West End, Eponine in Les Misérables and Dinah in Starlight Express, Ruffelle has consistently been appearing on stage and screen throughout her career.



Let us take you back to the Millennium for the night of your life… London’s club-land is thriving. Suddenly what was wrong seems right…

Frances Ruffelle – Closer To Heaven (Promo Picture)- Photo Mark Senior

Frances Ruffelle is joined by Courtney Bowman, recently seen as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at Regent Park Open Air Theatre (for which she won a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Performer in a Musical), as Shell Christian, Glenn Adamson (Bat Out Of Hell) as Dave, Connor Carson (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Lee, Kurt Kansley (RENT) as Vic Christian, David Muscat (Billy Elliot) as Bob Saunders, Lewis Brown (Queenz) as Flynn with Beth Curnock, Jamie Tait and Cian Hughes as Babes. This production is directed by Simon Hardwick with choreography by Christopher Tendai with casting by Will Burton CDG.

Courtney Bowman – Photo Mark Senior

Audiences will be able to step back in time as the theatre transforms into “Vic’s Club” for an evening that promises to be anything but old fashioned. With a book by one of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Jonathan Harvey, Closer to Heaven features an original club score by Pet Shop Boys and originally premiered at the Arts Theatre in 2001. The Pet Shop Boys are the UK’s most successful pop duo, having enjoyed 12 Top Ten studio albums and 40 Top Twenty singles.

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