The award-winning Australian indie film “Holding the Man” was originally a stage play that wowed audiences in Australia, on Broadway and in the West End.
Written by Tommy Murphy, based on Timothy Conigrave’s memoir, this touching play charts the relationship of Tim and John, from the first bursts of college love to John’s eventual AIDS-related death.
Stars Jamie Barnard and Ben Boskovic.
Dates: 12 September – 15 October 2017
Lord Dismiss Us
Based on the novel by Michael Campbell and adapted and directed by Glenn Chandler, Lord Dismiss Us was a hit in Edinburgh at this year’s fringe.
In the play a homophobic new headmaster and his religious wife bring a reign of terror to a boys’ boarding school. Prefect Terry Carleton is madly in love with fourth year Nicholas Allen, the chaplain has paintings of naked youths in his study, while English master Eric Ashley fights the good fight with his own inner demons. Will morality be restored? A wickedly funny and darkly poignant play, based on Campbell’s 1960’s novel.
Dates: 25 October – 19 November 2017
Snow White – Rotten to the Core
A fixture of the London gay calendar, there’s nothing camper and more christmasy than the Above the Stag seasonal panto. This year Snow White gets the puntastic treatment as a vile queen grows jealous of a handsome young man called Snow White. Sending Snowy into the woods, he stumbles upon a charming, little cottage… the perfect place to wait for his prince to finally come…
Dates: 1 December 2017 – 13 January 2018
Above The Stag Theatre, Arch 17, Miles Street, London, SW8 1RZ