Haram Iran

Haram Iran

In a slight diversion from their usual fun, camp, all-singing all-dancing productions, Above The Stag are playing host to a hard-hitting drama about the lives of two young boys living in Iran under Sharia rule. 

 
Haram Iran

Haram Iran

Above The Stag have got an exciting new European premiere coming up on 5th April, in the form of a challenging and emotional new production. 
 
Torsten, The Beautiful Libertine

Torsten, The Beautiful Libertine

When you’re told that 80’s pop icon and lead singer of Erasure, Andy Bell, is fronting a musical with as fabulous a name as ‘Torsten, the Beautiful Libertine’, you know you’re in for a trip to the light fantastic - something out there and avant-garde.

 
Andy Bell

Andy Bell

Andy Bell is famous for being the frontman of iconic 80’s band Erasure and now for his critically acclaimed solo material. He’s always been a music pioneer, pushing the boundaries of anything from genres to social norms. He chatted to Dylan Jones about his new album, his musical theatre project and more.  

 
Alright Bitches

Alright Bitches

Having experienced the glitz and glamour (ahem!) of Gran Canaria myself, I felt fully versed slipping back into the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean and having a right old giggle at Above The Stag’s new show, ‘Alright Bitches!’

 
Christmas Crackers!

Christmas Crackers!

Tis’ the season to be (extra) CAMP and (extra) QUEER, so before you go booking tickets to see Jeanette Krankie or Ann Widdecombe make a tit of themselves dancing to S Club 7 in a panto in zone 6, check out Jason Reid’s ultimate guide to the scene’s top seasonal shows across the capital. From adult panto, to spoken word, via avant garde, there’s something for everyone out there...

 
Above The Stag

Above The Stag

Nestled in an alley in Vauxhall next to the railway is Above The Stag…London’s only gay theatre, dontchaknow!

 
Rentboy: The Musical

Rentboy: The Musical

Programmes rustled and wineglasses clinked as the first few notes rang out to Rentboy: The Musical and the unignorably gorgeous cast skipped out on stage.  The audience at Vauxhall’s Above The Stag Theatre was an interesting mix of distinguished, older Derek Jacobi types (panama hats, canes, white linen suits) and lithe young men in frayed denim shorts (plus of course the obligatory backwards BOY London caps). But given the subject matter this cultural melange was entirely appropriate, and only added to the socio-political milieu of the evening. 
 
Rise Like a Phoenix

Rise Like a Phoenix

When is the right time to tell somebody about your HIV status? Writer Paul Emelion presents a witty take on what you might expect to be an otherwise heavy subject matter.

 
Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

Rise like a Phoenix is my new comedy play about five guys having a house party. There are friendships, past relationships, new ones, but the main strand that connects these characters is that they are all living with HIV. They are all relatively recently diagnosed and we see how they cope and how they deal with the virus and how acceptance is on the scene today. During the course of the play, each character remembers the date they were diagnosed and how it impacted their lives.