Here At Last Is Love
A secret drinking club meets in the bar beneath the Ritz Hotel during the London Blitz. Its doyenne and procuress, Sodomy Johnson, prompts her Pink Sink boys to reveal the passions they pursue in private to sustain them through the horrors of the war – all with a dash of song and dance.
‘It’s delicious – funny and touching and very skilfully fashioned – the mixture of music and verse and dialogue and general outrageousness.’
The true story of Sodomy Johnson, who ruled The Pink Sink bar beneath the Ritz Hotel throughout the Blitz. As doyenne and procuress, she provided refuge, hospitality and more for some of the most significant and glittering figures of wartime London.
In this remarkable new stage-play by bestselling author David Charles Manners, Sodomy Johnson’s assembly of writers, actors, army officers and MI5 agents bear unabashed, passionate witness to their hidden romances and subterfuge through letters, diaries, verbatim reminiscence and even a recently discovered, unpublished work by Terence Rattigan – all with a delightful dash of song and dance.
Directed By Jason Morell
‘Here at Last is Love is a story so ripe for the telling, a story of kindness and humanity. It needs to be told.’
Dame Harriet Walter
‘A fascinating piece of gay history. The fact this is based entirely on direct personal experience, a necessarily secret history, makes it all the more poignant and delicious. I can’t wait to see it.’
Sir Matthew Bourne
A Stables Theatre/BallyBest Production