This hit musical is a joyful and totally queer retelling of Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'... without all the death and weird apothecary-related misunderstandings. You might not have heard of Max Martin, who penned its songs, but you certainly will have heard of his hits, including '...Baby One More Time', 'Roar', and 'Since U Been Gone'. They're used to tell the story of Juliet's post-Romeo adventures with her non-binary bestie May.
London's thriving LGBTQ+ theatre scene means that you can see queer stories live on stage, any day of the week. Okay, there are just a few dedicated LGBTQ+ performance venues in the city, including gay theatre hubs Above the Stag, Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the King's Head.
But we've helped you out by tracking down some of the best LGBTQ+ shows at theatres across London. Expect everything from genre-smashing queer cabaret to lesbian romance to gay theatre classics to explorations of trans experience. Here's the low-down on the shows that are exploring LGBTQ+ lives, history and communities, beyond the stereotypes.