New shows at Above The Stag
Thursday 14 June 2018
Off-West End - Shows
Above the Stag announces upcoming shows: The Penetration Play and The Chemsex Monologues in its new studio theatre and E. M. Forster's Maurice in the main house.
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Now in its new home, Above The Stag Theatre has announced three upcoming shows - two of which play in the venue's new studio theatre.
The Penetration Play - by Winter Miller
Directed by Gene David Kirk
Rain is in love with her best friend, Ash.
It's possible Ash feels the same way.
Except that now Ash is falling for Rich to the delight of her mother, Maggie.
Over the course of an evening, all three women will experience the bittersweet consequences of desire.
This verbally taut dark comedy brings to life that little-known adage: If at first you don't succeed … seduce your best friend's mother!
From 26 June to 21 July (Studio Theatre) - more details here.
The Chemsex Monologues - by Patrick Cash
Directed by Luke Davies
Produced by Dragonflies Theatre
A nameless narrator meets a sexy boy on a Vauxhall night out, who introduces him to G's pleasures; a club night poster boy gets taken to Old Mother Meth's place by a porn star; Fag Hag Cath is finding the chillouts have become more about the sex; Daniel is a sexual health worker who does community outreach in the saunas; and the nameless narrator meets up with his sexy boy again.
Explicit, funny and touching, The Chemsex Monologues displays a realm that is sometimes dark but populated by very real, loveable people.
ActDrop reviewed this show during a previous run at the King's Head Theatre - read Peter Brown's 5 star review here.
1 to 4 July (Studio Theatre) - more details in our full show listing.
Maurice - by E. M. Forster
A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, Maurice is adapted from E.M. Forster's intensely personal novel.
Completed in 1914 it remained unpublished until after Forster's death in 1970. Compellingly honest and beautifully written, it offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man's erotic and political self-discovery.
Maurice is a plea for emotional and sexual honesty, and it criticises the repressive attitudes of British society.
12 September to 21 October (Main House) - more details here.
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Other shows at the theatre
Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing, a heart-melting story about teenage love blooming on a Thamesmead council estate, is currently playing at theatre until 29 June.
Already announced, Grindr: The Opera! - a daring, humorous look at the changing landscape of gay relationships, and the greatest catalyst for the shift: Grindr - will run from 3 July to 26 August.
And, for the festive season, Mother Goose Cracks One Out! - a fabulously filthy adult panto - will play from 27 November 2018 to 12 January 2019.
Above The Stag Theatre
Arch 72 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP