Buyer & Cellar comes to Above The Stag Theatre
Above The Stag Theatre is delighted to announce that one-man play Buyer & Cellar which will run in the main house from Wednesday 11th March – Sunday 19th April with AARON SIDWELL (Eastenders – Steven Beale 2007/8 and 2016/17; Fiyero in 2018 UK Tour of Wicked) in the starring role.
Alex More; struggling out of work actor, recently fired from Disneyland, living in LA, lands himself a job working in Barbra Streisand’s basement, organising and chaperoning her legendary street of shops – a literal shopping mall which real life Streisand has created beneath her Malibu home, full of her memorabilia.
At first, Alex doesn’t meet his employer or even know who they might be, but when Streisand comes down to peruse her collection, the two strike up a friendly conversation. It feels like they’ve really bonded in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
A big hit in New York, London and Australia, Jonathan Tolins’ BUYER & CELLAR is a hilarious, bitchy and exuberant fantasy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
The play chronicles the fictional exchanges between More and his idol, the source of both admiration and frustration on More’s part. Told from the perspective of Alex narrating his tale to screenwriter boyfriend Barry, this sharp and witty script explores the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate relationship between gay men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism.
Andrew Beckett, Above The Stag’s Artistic Director, will be at the helm of this production in the director’s seat and once again bring his own unique insight to the venue’s latest celebration of LGBT theatre.