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Afterglow extends run at Waterloo East Theatre

Peter McPherson, Adi Chugh and Benjamin Aluwihar. Photo credit: Darren Bell.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AFTERGLOW, which celebrates 100 London performances on Tuesday, November 12, has extended its run at Waterloo East Theatre by two weeks – until December 8, 2019. The news comes as this second production and London season has received two nominations (Best Enemble and Best Director) in the Off West End Awards.

Previously Posted: The first image has been released of the new cast of Afterglow, which runs at Waterloo East Theatre from October 17 to November 24, 2019.

The photo, taken by Darren Bell, shows Peter McPherson, Adi Chugh and Benjamin Aluwihar. Not shown is Kane Surry, who understudies all three roles.

Previously Posted: International hit Afterglow, by S. Asher Gelman, is returning to the capital for a second season, playing at Waterloo East Theatre from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed for one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come head to head with one another’s notions of love, intimacy, and commitment.

Afterglow, “a steamy stripped-down look at gay intimacy” (Huffington Post), received its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse where it was seen by over 8,000 people. It had previously enjoyed a multiple-extended hit run Off-Broadway, where it sold 23,000 seats in a 69-seat theatre and grossed over $1million.

Produced by Adam Roebuck, Aaron Quintana and Justin Coffman, Afterglow is directed by Steven Kunis (original director was Tom O’Brien) and has set and costume design by Libby Todd, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by Joel Price and movement direction by Lee Crowley.

Casting for the new London dates will be announced in due course.

Afterglow contains strong language and nudity and is therefore suitable for ages 16+.

Tickets: Previews: all seats £20 (Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20); £30 Front Row Premium Ticket; £24 Full Price; £20 Concession. To book, call the box office on 020 7928 0060 or visit

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 4pm.