Above the Stag opening at new venue from 29 Nov 2013
The fringe venue, Above the Stag Theatre re-opens in a brand new venue on 29 November 2013 - a renovated railway arch in Vauxhall – with its annual adult pantomime, followed by an Off Broadway comedy and the world premiere of a new drama by two British writers.
Above The Stag Theatre was originaly in a converted function room above a pub in Victoria. Then, in March 2012, the pub was bulldozed, leaving Above The Stag homeless.
The opening programme includes...
Jack off the Beanstalk, an adult panto by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, directed by Andrew Beckett from 29 Nov 2013 to 5 Jan 2014. Poor Jack Trott and his mum have had to sell their cow Kylie for a handful of beans. And now, evil Lord Fleshcreep’s planning to evict them so he can stage a festival on their farm. Enter Cillian O’Connell: sexy TV talent-show hopeful (and compulsive selfie-taker), hiding from the press after a drug scandal. Can he inject some love into their lives before Fleshcreep gets his hands on Jack’s beans?
The Gay naked Play, by David Bell, directed by Andrew Beckett, from 14 Jan to 16 Feb 2014. A satire on artistic compromise. With their classic plays, lofty ambitions and their own mid-town theatre, the Integrity Players have it all - except an audience! Performing to ten souls a night, the money’s running out, fast. Enter New York’s most successful gay theatre team, and a young male porn star with dreams of being a proper actor. Can they turn the appalled Integrity Players’ fortunes around, with their fabulously trashy new homoerotic stage version of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ?
A Hard Rain, by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, directed by Andrew Beckett, from 26 Feb to 30 Mar 2014. Set on the eve of the Stonewall riots in a mafia-run bar greased with smart-talking queers, bribe-happy cops and nervous Wall Street high-flyers, this is play about what happens when you push things underground. New York 1969. Kicked out of the military after a year in Vietnam, ‘Ruby’ rocks up in Greenwich Village in a rage and high heels … and meets the street kid who will change his world.