Star Man - online

London theatre news: Wednesday 13 January 2021


New play - Star Man - will live stream online on 17 January in support of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt.
Star Man - an online presentation

Following a staged reading at the Old Red Lion Theatre in January 2020, Star Man, is making its live stream debut to raise funds for the LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt (formerly the Albert Kennedy Trust).

Star Man will be live broadcast at 5-30pm on Sunday 17 January 2021 with tickets priced at just £7 to £10.

This new production is written and directed by James Cole and stars Jack Matthew (Book of Actions ; The Wolf of Wall Street immersive theatre), Kim Tatum (Killer Tongue ; Stud Life ; Cold Feet ; Eastenders ), Harry Edwin (Albion in Flames; Daisy Pulls It Off ), Neil Summerville (Boys on Film ) and Lewis Allcock (The Good Scout, Edinburgh and London transfer).

The play will be followed by a Q&A.

akt is a charity tackling LGBTQ+ youth homelessness and saw a substantial spike in young people seeking help, as national lockdowns increased the numbers of those fleeing dangerous domestic situations, facing unemployment, rent arrears and financial instability.

50% of the profits from Star Man will go to akt to fund their critical work.

James Cole said ...

"During this incredibly difficult time for the arts, we are delighted to be able to stream this special digital edition of Star Man for online audiences, while raising critical funds for akt.

With a cast of truly stellar talent, Star Man is an exciting evening of live theatre brought to your very own home."

Show listing information


Star Man tells the story of a young man, Ben (Jack Matthew), battling to overcome the hold of a drug addiction, while a ghost from his past seeks to destroy his future.

As his partner Tony (Harry Edwin) and estranged mother Dionne (Kim Tatum) desperately try to help Ben, fearless drag queen and tour-de-force Kennedy Carmichael (Neil Summerville) forces the troubled family to confront unsaid truths and heal the wounds of the past.


Ben - Jack Matthew

Tony - Harry Edwin

Dionne - Kim Tatum

Kennedy - Neil Summerville

Him - Lewis Allcock


Author: James Cole
Director: James Cole




From: Sunday 17 January 2021

Closed: Sunday 17 January 2021


Standard: £7 - 10


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