Buyer and Cellar

Buyer and Cellar

by Jonathan Tolins One man’s adventures in Barbra’s basement! An out of work actor is hired for a mysterious job at an undisclosed location - and finds himse… 

The Morning After

The Morning After

by Peter Quilter 22 January – 1 MarchMain House Thomas wakes up surprised and naked in a young man’s bed, and memories of last night’s one-night-stand … 

Four Play

Four Play

by Jake Brunger A comic play about sex and commitment in the 21st century. 

Pinocchio - No Strings Attached!

Pinocchio - No Strings Attached!

The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime. 

STOP KISS

STOP KISS

Above The Stag Theatre yet again provides us with a beautifully handled love story, whilst sensitively exploring societal issues that LGBTQ+ individuals face. 

Free Screening: Hocus Pocus

Free Screening: Hocus Pocus

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat … 

Free Screening: The Birdcage

Free Screening: The Birdcage

Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane and Dianne Wiest lead the laughs in this wild comedy that insists you don't have to be a woman to be a mother.  

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

Friends are often made under unusual circumstances. 

Pangaea

Pangaea

by Erik Champney   "This isn’t Christmas. 

Velvet

Velvet

To compile his one-man show, Velvet, Tom Ratcliffe combined personal experience and the disturbing revelations that emerged as the #MeToo movement gathered momentum. 

Rehearsed Reading: Cheaper by the Hour

Rehearsed Reading: Cheaper by the Hour

by Matthew Baldwin FREE EVENT There's a cynical old saying, "If it floats, flies or f***s, it's cheaper by the hour". 

Rehearsed Reading: Snowdrop

Rehearsed Reading: Snowdrop

by Gene David Kirk FREE EVENT A play based on actual events Coming to the end of their peacekeeping tour of duty, Ian and John grow desperate to realise their unlawful a… 

Rehearsed Reading: After The Morning

Rehearsed Reading: After The Morning

by Don Cotter FREE EVENT London. 

Rehearsed Reading: Control

Rehearsed Reading: Control

by Tim McArthur FREE EVENT Most gay men have quite complex personalities, insecurities, acceptance issues in society, commitment issues in relationships and levels of pa… 

Now & Then

Now & Then

Beginning in 1978, aspiring musician Daniel (Dylan Wynford) meets wannabe comedian Greg (Freddie Woodyatt) at an open mic night. 

Making Porn

Making Porn

by Ronnie Larsen directed by Andrew Beckett A hilarious look at the gay porn industry. Jack Hawk, a straight, out-of-work actor, finally gets a break! He’s signed up to star in Cops, the latest skin-flick from gay porn director Arthur Mack… 

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

EDINBURGH PREVIEW   It's 1616. 

Reuben Kaye - Journey to the Centre of Attention

Reuben Kaye - Journey to the Centre of Attention

Above The Stag Theatre is very excited to present multi-award winning international cabaret sensation Reuben Kaye. 

Closer to Heaven

Closer to Heaven

by Jonathan Harvey with music and lyrics by Pet Shop Boysdirected by Steven Dexter A thrilling musical with original songs by Pet Shop Boys, set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing nightlife… 

Happily Ever Poofter

Happily Ever Poofter

Like Disney? Raging homosexual? Then you'll love Happily Ever Poofter. Prince Henry – heir to the throne of a kingdom far, far away – is on a quest to find true love and live happily ever after… 

Boy Toy

Boy Toy

Above the Stag is – now that has two separate performance spaces – able to put on a dance production for the first time in its history. Boy Toy is a re-imagining of the well-known comic ballet Coppelia… 

Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story

Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story

The latest offering in Above The Stag’s main auditorium takes us back in time to a Victorian Working Men’s Club in Bermondsey. There we are introduced to two men – William Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, more commonly known as Fanny and Stella… 

Boom Bang-a-Bang

Boom Bang-a-Bang

May is here, so we are now in one of the highlights of the homosexual calendar – Eurovision. 

Andy Bell is Torsten in... QUEERETERIA TV

Andy Bell is Torsten in... QUEERETERIA TV

Post-Armageddon in a England of the near future, a merry band of surviving dysfunctional queers take over the television station and recreate, in excruciatingly diva driven pastiche, their all time favourite TV programme ‘Club Queereteria’ broadcast live from the ruins of a infamous cruising club… 

Goodbye Norma Jeane

Goodbye Norma Jeane

by Liam Burke directed by Robert McWhir   Jack Cole taught Hollywood to dance.    Now he's writing a weekly column for Dance Magazine. Or trying to: young men splash and yell in his swimming pool outside, and as the afternoon wears on a parade of his former muses arrives at his front door - Betty Grable, Jane Russell and Rita Hayworth among them… 

Romance Romance

Romance Romance

Book & lyrics Barry Harman | Music Keith Herrmann This charming and intelligent musical brings together two contrasting stories, set 100 years apart. In late 19th Century Vienna, two bored high-society lovers disguise themselves as struggling members of the working class… 

Cut Before Curtain Up!

Cut Before Curtain Up!

Devised by William Spencer Join us for an afternoon of cabaret featuring lost gems from Chicago, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin and more.  A celebration of songs cut from musicals before opening night… 

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Jeff and Hunter have a dream – and that dream is for their work to be selected for the upcoming New York Musical Theatre Festival.The submissions deadline is only three weeks away, and our heroes don’t actually have a musical to perform… 

James Barr: Thirst Trap

James Barr: Thirst Trap

Dating in 2018 is a total disaster! MTV presenter, comedian and co-host of the UK's leading LGBTQ+ award-nominated podcast A Gay And A NonGay, and tragically single James Barr unleashes a hilarious attempt to finally meet The One – and it could be you! Join him on his wedding day as he dishes the dirt on his ridiculous romantic life, and dates the audience to find his way up the aisle… 

IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE

IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE

Ambassador Theatre Group presents IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others…and you! A message from Ian McKellen: I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t… 

IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE

IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE

Ambassador Theatre Group presents IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others…and you! A message from Ian McKellen: I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t… 

Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin tells the story of the awkward minutes after a Grindr hook-up. It begins with an orgasm, but then very cleverly builds up to a much bigger emotional climax by the end of the play… 

Grindr: The Opera!

Grindr: The Opera!

Grindr: The Opera! puts the most notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera. With musical styles ranging from baroque to contemporary pop, Grindr: The Opera! is a daring, humorous look at the changing landscape of gay relationships, and the greatest catalyst for the shift: Grindr. 

Mother Goose Cracks One Out!

Mother Goose Cracks One Out!

by Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper songs by Jon Bradfield directed by Andrew Beckett designed by David Shields  Celebrating 10 years of Above The Stag Theatre's adult pantomimes! Kind-hearted Mother Goose and her gay son Tommy live in poverty in the generic northern mill town of Rugburn… 

Mother Goose Cracks One Out!

Mother Goose Cracks One Out!

Book now for next year's fabulously filthy adult panto at Above The Stag Theatre. UNRESERVED SEATING ON ALL PERFORMANCES OF MOTHER GOOSE CRACKS ONE OUT    

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell One story - five mini musicals!   This affectionate and hilarious send-up tells one story in five distinctive musical theatre styles… 

Wilde About Whitman

Wilde About Whitman

A new play by David Simpatico Simon Callow and Orlando James in a reading of Wilde About Whitman. SOLD OUT On January 18, 1882, Oscar Wilde, 27, and Walt Whitman, 62, spent three hours together behind closed doors in Whitman's home in Camden, New Jersey… 

10th Anniversary Celebration

10th Anniversary Celebration

This event is currently open to MEMBERS ONLY with a promotional code. We’ve come a long, long way since that little function room above The Stag pub… To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are hosting an evening of live performance highlights from the past decade plus a post-show wine and canapé reception in our fabulous bar… 

Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club

Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club

Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club By Jonathan HarveyDirected by Steven DexterDesigned by David Shields Lighting designed by Jamie PlattFrom the writer of Beautiful ThingJonathan Harvey’s heart-wrenching and hilarious play about five people who are irrational, lonely, loving, a little bit crazy, and very real… 

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

A comedy by Ronnie Larsen Directed by Andrew Beckett  A gay man, a straight man and a massage table…  

Kids Play

Kids Play

Kids Play is now running in London following its triumph at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received multiple five star reviews. It was also given the Broadway Baby Bobby Award as a mark of its excellence… 

Maurice

Maurice

by E. M. Forster A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, Maurice is adapted from E.M. Forster’s intensely personal novel.  Completed in 1914 it remained unpublished until after Forster's death in 1970... 

Grindr: The Opera!

Grindr: The Opera!

by Erik Ransom UNRESERVED SEATING ON ALL PERFORMANCES OF GRINDR: THE OPERA Grindr: The Opera! puts the most notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera... 

The Chemsex Monologues

The Chemsex Monologues

A nameless narrator meets a sexy boy on a Vauxhall night out, who introduces him to G’s pleasures; a club night poster boy gets taken to Old Mother Meth’s place by a porn star; Fag Hag Cath is finding the chillouts have become more about the sex; Daniel is a sexual health worker who does community outreach in the saunas; and the nameless narrator meets up with his sexy boy again... 

The Penetration Play

The Penetration Play

Rain is in love with her best friend, Ash. It's possible Ash feels the same way. Except that now Ash is falling for Rich to the delight of her mother, Maggie. Over the course of an evening, all three women will experience the bittersweet consequences of desire... 

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing

We are thrilled to open our new, larger home on 1 June with a 25th anniversary production of Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey. The production marks the beginning of a retrospective of the playwright's work that will continue over the next few years... 

Joe Orton: The Musical

Joe Orton: The Musical

‘Above the Stag’ (ATS) is one of the most distinctive and necessary production houses in London. For the last four years it has been mounting in-yer-face yet populist queer theatre of a kind found hardly anywhere else...