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.
Grindr has been a gamechanger for gay dating, and this new musical is inspired by all the pleasures and perils of app-based flirtation. It's back at Above the Stag after a fast-selling run last year.
This breezy (and very queer) new holiday comedy is a story of a father-son gap year in sunny Thailand. 'Eastenders' star Michelle Collins plays a woman whose husband sets off to help his gay son lose his virginity, as she goes on a voyage of self-discovery of her own. 'My Dad's Gap Year' is a new play by Tom Wright that premieres at Park Theatre, in a production directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair.
Real-life same-sex couple George and Nir explore the difficult decision of whether or not to have kids in this nuanced show. From environmental worries to questions over surrogacy, they explore a chaotic tangle of challenges in energetic, witty style. 'No Kids' is produced by Bristol-based Theatre Ad Infinitum, and comes to Battersea Arts Centre after premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Pop songs, dress-up, jokes and dance come together in this exploration of LGBT experiences by Outbox Theatre, the brains behind last year's well-received 'Affection'. They'll build on their experiences of life across the gender spectrum to create an anarchic devised show about refusing to conform.
Martin Sherman's 1979 play 'Bent' is a gay theatre landmark for its unstinting look at the persecution of homosexuals under the Nazi regime. He's in a more tender mood with his latest drama, which marks his 80th birthday. 'Gently Down The Stream' explores the romance between a retired American pianist and a younger man, a lawyer who's grown up in a more accepting world. Sean Mathias directs.
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