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Kirk Jameson will direct Jonathan Tolins' solo show set in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement.

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Rob Madge—best known for writing and starring in their hit show My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)—will take on Jonathan Tolins’ solo show Buyer & Cellar at London’s King’s Head Theatre this fall.

Directed by Kirk Jameson, performances are scheduled for September 18–October 19. The production will subsequently play Theatre Royal Plymouth's The Drum October 29–November 3.

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Inspired by Barbra Streisand's basement of storefronts in her Malibu home used to store her collection of dolls and other tchotchkes, Tolins' solo play imagines the story of Alex (Madge), an out-of-work actor who finds himself working beneath Streisand’s home in the basement shopping mall.

Michael Urie won a Drama Desk Award starring in the play's 2013 Off-Broadway premiere, a production that would ultimately transfer to a commercial Off-Broadway run of a year.

In a statement Madge said, “I am so thrilled to be taking on Buyer & Cellar. Some might think it quite the stretch for me to be playing a role that isn’t myself for once, but I cannot wait to get stuck in. Still quite camp though, so all in all, a perfect fit. This is a sublime piece of work—laughing out loud as I read the script on the tube kind of stuff—and I’m honored to have the opportunity to be following the footsteps of Michael Urie in bringing these characters back to life. I hope to see you there!”

The production will also have scenography by Ingrid Hu, lighting design by Jack Weir, composition and sound design by Emily Rose Simons, wig design by Craig Forrest-Thomas, and stage management by Rosie Morgan.


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