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Patti LuPone, Prostitution, and Self-Portraits (Oh My): Ben Rimalower Comes to London

rimalower Patti cake, Patti cake. Ben Rimalower in action. Photograph: Courtesy of Gustavo Monroy.

Off-Broadway sensation, Ben Rimalower, brings two of his acclaimed solo shows to St. James Theatre, London for two dates only!

Ben Rimalower, one of New York’s most talked-about solo theatre performers, is coming to London for a naughty weekend, showcasing a twosome of their acclaimed shows: Patti Issues and Bad With Money.


Patti cake, Patti cake. Ben Rimalower in action. Photograph: Courtesy of Gustavo Monroy.

Patti Issues is a show about his obsession with the Broadway sensation that is Patti LuPone (and who can blame him), whilst also examining the troubled relationship he had with his gay father. As Rimalower’s playwriting debut, Patti Issues explores gay men’s fascination with divas as well as taking an irreverent and poignant look at LGBT parents and children. It even comes LuPone approved!

“The show’s fantastic. It’s really wonderful. I was moved.” – Patti LuPone

Patti Issues will be double billed with Bad With Money, a much more personal exposé of Rimalower’s own life as an addict, taking us through prostitution, drugs, alcohol, and his addiction with debt. In Rimalower’s own words, “Spending money I don’t have is really my drug of choice. And considering how many people suffer from the same problem, it’s staggering how seldom that is discussed.”

Both shows have received high praise from press and high profile attendees, such as Alan Cummings and Tony Kushner. The New York Times also said of Rimalower’s shows,

“‘A well-honed script with an engagingly spontaneous delivery and a nose for sharp, observational comedy”. – The New York Times

Cheap Friday Fling!

If you’re stuck for something to do on the night of Rimalower’s inaugural London performance, you can catch both Patti Issues and Bad With Money for a mere £10 for the performance on Friday 11 March ONLY! Simply quote “PATTI” when booking on the St James Theatre website or when calling the box office.

Patti Issues/Bad With Money plays at the St James Theatre, London, SW1E 5JA 11 – 12 March 2016. Tickets are £17.50 – £20 or £10 with promotional code “PATTI” on Friday 11 March ONLY. To book, visit