The Way Old Friends Do is a new comedy about devotion, desire and dancing queens.
In 1988, two school friends tentatively come out to one another: one as gay, the other - more shockingly - as an ABBA fan. Nearly thirty years later, a chance meeting sets them on a brand-new path and they decide to form the world’s first ABBA tribute band - in drag! But can their friendship survive the tribulations of a life on the road which includes platform boots, fake beards and a distractingly attractive stranger?
Simultaneously tender and laugh-out loud funny, this heartfelt story will appeal to anyone who understands how it feels to be a fan: of ABBA or of anyone.
Donna Berlin – SALLY
James Bradshaw – EDWARD
Sara Crowe – MRS CAMPBELL
Ian Hallard – PETER
Andrew Horton – CHRISTIAN
Rose Shalloo – JODIE
Miriam Margolyes – Voice of NAN
Paul O’Grady – Voice of RADIO DJ
Ian Hallard – WRITER
Mark Gatiss – DIRECTOR
Janet Bird – SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Andrew Exeter – LIGHTING DESIGNER
Ben Harrison – SOUND DESIGNER
Marc Frankum CDG – CASTING DIRECTOR
Gavin Joseph – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
The Birmingham Rep production
presented by James Seabright
in association with Jason Haigh-Ellery and Park Theatre