Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.
Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.
23 Jun to 17 Jul 2021
Image courtesy Southwark Playhouse
It's the early 1960's.
Charlie and Harry are hairdressers in Brixton and have been together for 20 years.
Quick humour and dreams keep them afloat but same-sex relationships are illegal and Charlie has been arrested in a pub while sitting on a man's knee.
Simmering underneath the banter and hilarious mockery, Charlie anxiously awaits a court summons and Harry has his own troubles - his hair is rapidly falling out, a disaster for a hairdresser.
Running through this laugh-out loud comedy is the sadness of those unable to live openly because the law and the public condemn them to an undercover life.
Change may be in the air but, for these two, it might as well be a hundred years away.
Staircase is a clarion call for a more accepting and generous society; for a world where people can be who they are in their hearts; where love is love and that love is championed in all its forms.
There will also be live streaming of both performances on July 3rd.
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Age suitability: 14+
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London SE1 6BD
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Author: Charles Dyer
Director: Tricia Thorns
Set designer: Alex Marker
Costume designer: Emily Stuart
Lighting: Neill Brinkworth
Sound: Dominic Bilkey
Production: Graham Cowley; Two's Company and Karl Sydow in association with Tilly Films