Above the Stag Theatre's Winter 2014 Season
The Above the Stag Theatre in Vauxhall, south London, has announced its upcoming season, which will bring the venue to its first anniversary in its new home.
The season opens with the UK premiere of You Should Be So Lucky by Drama Desk award winner Charles Busch, which begins previews at the Above the Stag theatre on 17 September 2014, with an official opening on 19 September, running to 18 October.
Described as a "gay Cinderella story for the 21st century", this comedy will be directed by Andrew Beckett, and produced by Peter Bull for Above The Stag Theatre. The cast for the production will include Lucas Livesey, Stacy Sobieski, Ellen Verenieks, and Christopher Woodley.
You Should Be So Lucky is a screwball comedy that follows the shy, yet eccentric electrologist Christopher as he helps Mr Rosenberg recover from a fit, and is in turn sent to a charity ball to meet his Prince Charming.
The season continues with The Bus by James Lantz, which runs at the venue from 22 October to 22 November 2014, with an official opening on 24 October.
Directed by Robert Mc Whir, this drama follows a clash between the large church and a tiny local business as a secret teenage love blossoms in the heart of America’s Bible Belt. The play made its New York premiere in 2011 and has sice been performed in Burlington Vermont, Topeka/Wichita, San Francisco and Cape Town.
The season concludes with a new adult pantomime, Treasure Island: The Curse of the Pearl Necklace which runs from 28 November 2014 to Sat 10 January 2015, with an official opening on 3 December 2014.
The Above The Stag Panto is now in its fifth year, and combines the best of long standing panto traditions, contemporary references, gay romance and plenty of rude parts that make it unsuitable for children. Treasure Island: The Curse of the Pearl Necklace is written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, and directed by Andrew Beckett.
Above The Stag, created by Peter Bull, is the UK’s only full time LGBT theatre. Originally housed above a pub in Victoria, Above The Stag moved into its own premises in Vauxhall in 2013. It produces an eclectic mix of drama, comedy, musicals, pantomime and new writing, all with an LGBT focus.