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Celebrating the best in developing queer musical theatre, MT PRIDE LAB is the third season in The Takeover at King’s Head Theatre, four seasons curated by guest artistic directors in the iconic Islington theatre pub. Curated by Tania Azevedo, performances will run from 6 June – 31 July, featuring the brightest and best new LGBTQ+ musical theatre. 

Having started her career as Trainee Resident Director at the King’s Head Theatre, Tania Azevedo told QX, “I am thrilled to present the upcoming Musical Theatre Pride Lab season at the King’s Head.” Tania’s recent directing credits include , BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER  (Whatsonstage award) at the Turbine Theatre, MAYFLIES at York Theatre Royal and A MOTHER’S SONG at Macrobert Theatre. She was also the resident director on & Juliet in the West End.

Opening the season is Sex, Drag & Opera, all those famous arias done very differently by opera singer and drag artist Freddie Love, as they penetrate opera’s queer and gender subversive history.

Sex, Drag & Opera at King’s Head Theatre, 6 – 10 June.

Followed by: Julie, an hour-long gig musical diving into the story of iconic historical figure Julie D’aubigny – opera singer, swordswoman and flaming bi-sexual; Lifeboats, a new song cycle about the stories and teachings of LGBTQ+ folk who have come before giving hope and guidance to those to come; My Sister is Missing, budding young sleuth Basil finds themselves in a musical mystery when they can no longer turn to the law to find their missing sister; Guymart is a comical musical and comments on gay hook-up apps; Rockstar looks at the pressures of being in the public eye and bi-erasure, with songs inspired by Queen, The Killers and Kings of Leon; Diary of a Gay Disaster is a new musical comedy where three queer women get to grips with their gay panic after unearthing a teenage diary. Also featured in the season is #JoeShow, I’m Done With This ShitLa Copla, Dagmarr’s Kabarett; Indefinite Leave to Remain and Kissing a Fool.


MT PRIDE LAB, 6 June – 31 July, King’s Head Theatre, 115, Upper Street, N1 1QN.


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