In light of the new curfew period (from midnight to 4 a.m.), we are glad to confirm Peel the Limelight will perform BENT by Martin Sherman THIS WEEKEND as per schedule.
3 performances only!

Friday 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 31st at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 31st at 7:30 p.m.
This is your opportunity to catch the Bangkok premiere of this gut-wrenching and award-winning play. We will not add shows to this premiere season. Keep calm and Peel the Limelight!


Bent by Martin Sherman

Peel the Limelight is proud to present the award-winning and gut-wrenching play BENT by Martin Sherman at the Petralai Management Theatre of Chulalongkorn Business School. 


The play will run 30th and 31st of May at 19:30hrs with late afternoon matinee performances on 31st May at 16:00hrs. All performances are in English with Thai surtitles. 

(TICKETS ON SALE NOW. To place a booking, click here.)

BENT deals with persecution, discrimination and alienation but most of all love.  It is set against the backdrop of the Night of Long Knives in 1934 Berlin and the subsequent incarceration of its characters into the recently opened Dachau Concentration Camp. It is the end of the decadent years of Berlin and the beginning of the dark days of the Holocaust. The play addresses the responsibility of self - the concepts of autonomy, survival and ultimately transcendence or even liberation.

Between 1933 and 1945 approximately 100,000 homosexuals were arrested. This play tells the story of a few of them.

BENT originally opened in 1979 in London's West End starring Ian McKellen and the following year opened on Broadway starring Richard Gere. In addition to a Tony Award nomination for Best Play, it was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won a Dramatists Guild's Hull-Warriner Award.

The 1997 film version was directed by Sean Mathias with performances by Clive Owen, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger and Jude Law. It won Award of the Youth at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cast & Crew

Click on the image to learn more about each member of the cast & crew in Peel the Limelight’s premiere production of BENT by Martin.