John Hopkins plays the role of Alan in Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, directed by Adam Penford for the Park Theatre, London. This razor sharp and poignant play tells the story of 9 men gathered in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration, the booze is flowing and the dope is smoked the mood of the party swings from hilarity to heartbreak.
“Alan, Michael’s old college mate, excellently played by John Hopkins” – Kate Kellaway – Observer
“There is excellent work from John Hopkins as Alan, who may or may not be concealing a truth or two of his own, and whose buttoned up homophobia still remains all too recognisable.” – Claire Allfree – Daily Telegraph
“John Hopkins is the perfect deep-voiced matinee idol, dashing in a tux, who makes even ordering a drink a firm denunciation – “Just make it straight”. But the hollowness of that persona is all too evident.” – Broadway World – Marianka Swain
“Black-tied and basso-voiced, John Hopkins’s face can’t mask his horror. It’s as if Clark Gable found himself dining with cannibals” – Matt Trueman, Whats On Stage
“Alan, played by John Hopkins, perfectly cast as the straight man entering this high camp world in black tie with a bassy voice.” – Tim Bano – The Stage
The Boys in the Band runs until the 19th November 2016 at the Park Theatre
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