Six of the best - a summer of diverse theatre

The heat is on and we have some great live entertainment for you during those long, sultry summer nights, over the next few weeks – expect spectacular, thought provoking, dramatic, shocking, funny and twisted – we bring you six of the best in diverse theatre around London.


The Tempest by William Shakespeare  The Rose Playhouse, 22 June – 2 July

A teasing, gender-bending feast for the senses from the all-female cast, with Baroque-burlesque disco, Sea-shanties and Calypso. In a celebration of the spirit of romance and reconciliation, Sea-change Theatre bring their boldly comic adaption of Shakespeare’s classic tale to London’s Bankside this summer.

Queers  King’s Head Theatre, 27 June – 2 July

Writer Patrick Cash (The HIV Monologues) and director Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin’) team up to bring this exhilarating play about LGBTQ empowerment in 2017. From the comfort of the closet to drag queen at a job centre, Queers explores the modern LGBTQ experience.

★★★★★ 'A glorious collage of penetrating portraits' Gay Times 
★★★★★ 'I felt myself mesmerised… A must-see' QX Magazine

Queerles’que  Pulse, 28 – 29 June

The multi-award winning drag theatre company 'The Drama Queens' are back with their XXL show, this time going back to their lip syncing roots in this special tribute production to some of our LGBTQI icons, 
legends, heroes, queers and freaks who made us proud and helped many to come out of the closet singing 'we’re Queer and we’re here, get used to it!'


HIV Monologues   Two Brewers, 5 July

The five star reviews tell you all you need to know why you must see this one night only return performance

​★★★★★ 'Impeccable, poignant and informative storytelling, hugely recommended' - Act Drop
★★★★★'The HIV Monologues is an amazing play' - LondonTheatre1
★★★★★'A hilarious and poignant play - British Theatre
​★★★★★ 'This is storytelling at its best' Last Minute Theatre Tickets
★★★★★ 'Another triumph' - Gay Times
★★★★★ 'A Thunder Looper of emotions: stigma, humour, shame and love' - The Gay UK
★★★★★ 'Not only is it vastly important, it is also incredibly enveloping and moving​' - Grumpy Gay Critic
​★★★★★ 'A careful balance found between comedy and tragedy​' - Boyz Magazine
★★★★★ 'A compelling and emotional rollercoaster' - QX Magazine


Summer in London   Theatre Royal Stratford East 8 – 29 July

A hilarious new romcom set in London that takes its inspiration from movies such as The Inbetweeners  and Roman Holiday. Four cheeky London lads compete for the attention of a beautiful Filipino girl during a steamy record-breaking heatwave. Though secretly homeless – and broke – the streetwise Romeos use every trick in the book to find cost free ways to impress her. The story is brought vividly to life with stunning visuals, a dynamic soundtrack and a vibrant cast of transgender actors.

Coming Clean   26 July – 26 August

Tony and Greg seem to have love all figured out. They’re in a committed relationship, but with room for a little sex-on-the-side whenever it takes their fancy. Their only rule? Never sleep with the same man twice. When drop-dead gorgeous cleaner Robert walks into their lives, the fragile foundations of their sexual contract are thrown into jeopardy. Funny, fresh and packed with razor sharp wit, Kevin Elyot’s landmark drama questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.
This thirty-fifth anniversary production headlines the King’s Head Theatre’s 2017 Queer Season.




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