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The challenge in "Casa Valentina" is to create authentic portraits of the complicated men under the makeup.

Patrick Healy, The New York Times

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Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organisation arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives.

Casa Valentina is a humorous and uplifting play written by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein - the writer of the multi-award winning musical Kinky Boots - about a group of marginalized men trying to find their place in open society.

The play is inspired by the real life Chevalier d'Eon resort, aka Casa Susanna. It is directed by Joe Mantello and stars Tony winner Gabriel Ebert and Mare Winningham amongst its cast members.


Previews from: 1 April 2014

Opening night: 10 April 2014

Booking through until: 15 June 2014


May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Please note that children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

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