New and upcoming LGBT London shows
This homegrown musical about a teenage drag queen was a tidy hit for the Sheffield Crucible earlier this year. And now it's London's turn to enjoy it as it transfers down to the West End, complete with original star John McCrea. It's a peppy, lovable exploration of what it's like to be an outsider, with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells of pop band The Feeling.
Cult musical ‘Falsettos’ follows a gay father who sets up a household with both his ex-wife and his new lover.
Set in a gay pub, 'The Green Fairy' is a new musical about same-sex parenting and LGBTQ+ community. It's writers Jack Sain and Stephen Libby's debut show, after they met singing at open mic nights; appropriately, it starts out with a mother watching her daughter's pub singing debut, before delving into her past in '90s London.
There are well-toned physiques galore in this gay age gap love story from New York.
Robert Chesley’s 1986 play uses dirty phonecalls to tell a story of sexuality during the AIDS epidemic. 'Jerker' explores the importance of honesty in the face of stigma. It's staged at King's Head Theatre, in a production directed by Ben Anderson.
This festive musical by Stiles and Drewe offers a gay, satirical spin on the Cinderella story. 'Soho Cinders' follows a poor student who gets swept into the orbit of a politician who's running for London Mayor. It first premiered in 2012, and has had regular Christmas runs since then. This latest revival at Charing Cross Theatre is directed by Will Keith, and has a 16-strong cast who'll bring the characters and scandals of Soho to life.
Over the last few years, superfun queer collective Sink the Pink has carved out a neat line in very alternative Christmas shows, starting with mere pantos, building to last year’s somewhat terrifying opus ‘How to Catch a Krampus’. ‘Escape from Planet Trash’ is the notional follow up to ‘…Krampus’, and part two of a projected ‘queer Christmas trilogy’.
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