2020/21 Season

My Night With Reg

Gray Powell, Jonathan Wilson and Jeff Miller – MY NIGHT WITH REG. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.My Night With Reg

BY Kevin Elyot

DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg

Canadian premiere

David Mirvish presents
a Studio 180 Theatre production

February 10 – 26, 2017
Panasonic Theatre
651 Yonge St, Toronto

At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, My Night With Reg captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself. A tragic-comic gay comedy of manners, Kevin Elyot’s Olivier Award–winning play has been hailed by critics and audiences alike, confirming its status as a classic of modern British theatre.

DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg
FEATURING Tim Funnell, Alex Furber, Martin Happer, Jeff Miller, Gray Powell, Jonathan Wilson
LIGHTING DESIGN Kimberly Purtell
Garth Helm
HEAD OF PROPS Mary Spyrakis

“The perfect British comedy of manners… TENDER AND CONSISTENTLY FUNNY!”

“Laughter with a KILLER PUNCHLINE!”

“Kevin Elyot’s 1994 modern classic about gay love, life and loss in the shadow of AIDS, is the most delicately calibrated piece of writing… British drama DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN THIS.”

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Reviews from Studio 180 Theatre’s production of MY NIGHT WITH REG

Director Joel Greenberg and his excellent cast… convey both the superficial fun and the deeper fear of these characters with a high degree of nuance and detail.
★★★★☆ STAGE DOOR – Read the review…

My Night With Reg is a delicate yet chilling play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic but is timeless because of its handling of male relationships. The production is stylish, beautifully acted, and moving.”
SLOTKIN LETTERRead the review…

“What could be a sex farce at first transforms, almost against its will, into a more poignant play… The horror of the AIDS pandemic is the backdrop to the action, but the inability of these characters to speak about what’s in their hearts is what is truly tragic.”
★★★☆ GLOBE AND MAILRead the review…

“Fabulous! I really loved this honest and heartbreaking play. I highly recommend.”
MOONEY ON THEATRERead the review…

“Think of Kevin Elyot’s 1994 play My Night With Reg as The Big Chill meets The Normal Heart. It has the fashion and friendship dynamics of the former, with the life-and-death stakes and profound sense of loss to the AIDS epidemic found in the latter – though it skips The Normal Heart’s activism and overt politics and turns the struggle entirely inward.” – ★★★☆ TORONTO STARRead the review…

“A fun night of dry British wit and gay drama… aptly directed by Joel Greenberg.”
BROADWAY WORLDRead the review…

Reviews from previous productions of MY NIGHT WITH REG

My Night with Reg is the MOST ARTIFICIAL and the TRUEST, the FUNNIEST and MOST SEARING play to be found anywhere on the London stage.”
The Telegraph

“Laughter with a KILLER PUNCHLINE!”

“The perfect British comedy of manners… TENDER AND CONSISTENTLY FUNNY!”

“This is a comedy written and set in the AIDS era, which was stalked by death, and the ripple-effect of carefully structured character shocks for the cast of gay men keeps the audience rapt.”

“Kevin Elyot’s 1994 modern classic about gay love, life and loss in the shadow of AIDS, is the most delicately calibrated piece of writing… British drama DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN THIS.”
Evening Standard

“Excellent production. The acting, writing and set were all first-class. The show was both entertaining and thought-provoking. Well done!”


“It was so moving. I found myself caring so much about these characters. I thought the time shifts were really imaginatively done and I liked that it took you a few beats to figure out what the time period was. The friendship between the three main characters was so believable and the time period felt very real. The piece was such an engaging and devastating snapshot of a specific period in time when so much about AIDS was not yet known. I also like how the writer played with stereotypes and then moved against that. It was like a first date impression and then a chance to see further. A wonderful evening. I keep thinking about it.”


“I saw the show twice, and both times I was entertained and moved. Having seen The Boys in the Band way back in 1968, I found it refreshing to see a play that explores the complexity of relationships without the stereotypical sniping and snark. I also quite enjoyed the Q&A sessions after both performances. I left with more questions each time. I am so glad that Studio 180 chose this play, and that it was cast with such fine actors. ”


“A wonderful and heart rending depiction of the AIDS epidemic so many years ago and the sadness connected to that tragedy. The parallel aspects of comedy and loneliness were so well directed and clearly presented by the wonderful troupe of actors. BRAVO!”


“The show treated the topic with a delicate grace that had echoes of the human nature to make social contacts and general acceptance by members of any and all communities. The question and answer session after the matinee show that I attended also added insights that I, personally, hadn’t picked up!”