George Takei is making his London theatre debut in ‘Allegiance’: dates, how to get tickets and more
Television icon George Takei is making his London stage debut in the musical, Allegiance.
He will star in a brand new production of George Takei’s Allegiance at the Charing Cross Theatre.
The Star Trek legend will appear in the show from in 2023 from 7 January until 8 April.
Fans can get their hands on tickets from allegiancemusical.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.
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The musical is inspired by his real-life childhood experience, from time spent in an internment camp during the Second World War through to years in Los Angeles after 1945.
It first premiered in San Diego back in 2012 and has been seen on Broadway from 2015 to 2016.
Takei says: “Allegiance is a story from America’s past, but it has great relevance today.
Drum roll please… My Broadway musical Allegiance will make its London debut at the @CharingCrossThr starring yours truly and @tellyleung Jan 7! See me live and on stage. Tix available now @ https://t.co/HE8H14WZ6B! pic.twitter.com/XM0qQwc6i6
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 6, 2022
“Once again, fascism is on the march, and whole communities are under attack. Again, the freedoms so many take for granted are gravely imperilled.
Allegiance is my legacy. We must learn the lessons of our past so that we may never repeat them. That’s why we tell our story. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring we collectively honour the commitment, ‘Never again’.”
This production has been described as a more “intimate” version of the show and will co-star Telly Leung who’s previously appeared in Broadway’s Aladdin and Glee.
Tickets for the show at the Charing Cross Theatre are available from allegiancemusical.com and ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £23 / £48 / £58 / £68 / £83.
George Takei lead stars condemning Florida’s Don’t Say Gay bill
After the Florida senate passed its ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, LGBT+ celebrities and allies rallied against the cruel measure.
This included Takei, Wilson Cruz, Johnny Weir and Ariana Grande who condemned Florida’s state Senate after it passed the Parental Rights in Education Bill – widely known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
Despite widespread condemnation, it only took six hours of debate before the Republican-controlled state legislature passed the bill in March earlier this year, in a 22 to 17 vote. Two Republican state senators joined Democrats in voting against the bill.
A Florida lawmaker got up to say that “gay” isn’t permanent. I’m not sure what she meant by that, since I’ve been gay for more than 84 years, but many of nature’s most beautiful creations, from rainbows to bursts of flower blossoms, don’t last forever. Just long enough to wow.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 8, 2022
Takei spoke out on Twitter as he wrote: “A Florida lawmaker got up to say that ‘gay’ isn’t permanent.
“I’m not sure what she meant by that, since I’ve been gay for more than 84 years, but many of nature’s most beautiful creations, from rainbows to bursts of flower blossoms, don’t last forever. Just long enough to wow.”
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