Aug
3
Sat
2019
EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL The View Upstairs: Post-show Q&A with the cast @ Soho Theatre
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
The View Upstairs runs at Soho Theatre 18 July-31 August 2019

The View Upstairs runs at Soho Theatre 18 July-31 August 2019

For my second post-matinee Q&A at Soho Theatre this summer, I’m thrilled to be able to talk to the stellar company for the European premiere of this important musical about twentieth-century LGBTQ history…

Millennial fashion designer Wes has just purchased an abandoned building, but little does he know that this forgotten gem was the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant 1970s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, starting an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration in the summertime heat with the rush of lust, sex and incense mixed in the air.

Get all social media for The View Upstairs & its cast on www.stagefaves.com

Get all social media for The View Upstairs & its cast on www.stagefaves.com

Max Vernon‘s provocative new musical The View UpStairs, a hit Off-Broadway in 2017, is inspired by the true story of the 1973 arson attack that was the largest single attack against the LGBTQ+ community until the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Florida in 2016.

Filled with a collection of beautiful love songs and power rock ballads, this is a musical about friendship, community, how far we’ve come and how far we still have yet to go. It is a story of hope, and it’s a rainbow rollercoaster you do not want to miss.

This European premiere production, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle features Evening Standard Award winner Tyrone Huntley as Wes and American stage and screen star Andy Mientus as Patrick, along with John Partridge, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Cedric Neal, Declan Bennett, Derek Hagen, Garry Lee and Joseph Prouse.

Following the 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 3 August 2019, I’ll be joined by members of The View Upstairs company. Any questions? Join us!

Aug
20
Tue
2019
AWARD-WINNING OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL Queen of the Mist: Post-show Q&A with cast and creatives @ Charing Cross Theatre
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Queen of the Mist runs at London's Charing Cross Theatre from 15 August-5 October 2019

Queen of the Mist runs at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 15 August-5 October 2019

After Michel Legrand’s Amour, I’m back at the Charing Cross Theatre this summer for the transfer of Michael John LaChiusa’s award-winning Off-Broadway musical Queen Of The Mist in August.

Queen Of The Mist is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901, on her 63rd birthday set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design.

With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with renowned composer Michael John LaChiusa‘s insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.

The original 2011 Off-Broadway production of Queen Of The Mist won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

The musical received its UK premiere care of Pint of Wine Theatre Company in an acclaimed, sell-out run this past April at west London’s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. Dom O’Hanlon‘s production now transfers with its original cast, starring Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime, Death Takes A Holiday) as Anna Edson Taylor, along with Will Arundell, Emily Juler, Emma Ralston, Tom Blackmore, Conor McFarlane and Andrew Carter.

After the 7.30pm performance on Tuesday 20 August 2019, I’ll be joined by members of the Queen of the Mist cast and creative team. Any questions? Join us!