Holding The Man

from 12 September 

by Tommy Murphy
based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave

It’s a love of a lifetime: Holding The Man charts the relationship of Tim and John from the first bursts of college love to John’s eventual AIDS-related death.

Holding The Man has won multiple awards and has been a hit in its native Australia, here in the West End, and in the United States, as well as a film. Both comic and tragic, it’s a beautiful study of emotion and sexuality, and of the way a couple relate to each other and to the world around them.

Lord Dismiss Us

Presented by Boys of the Empire Productions

from 25 October

Based on the novel by Michael Campbell
Adapted and directed by Glenn Chandler

A homophobic new headmaster and his devoutly religious wife bring a reign of terror to a boys’ boarding school, with hilarious and tragic consequences. Prefect Terry Carleton is madly in love with fourth year Nicholas Allen, the chaplain has paintings of naked youths in his study, while English master Eric Ashley fights the good fight with his own inner demons. Will morality be restored? Glenn Chandler, creator of Taggart, writes and directs this first adaptation of Michael Campbell’s wickedly funny 1967 novel to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Snow White, Rotten to the Core

from 1 December

by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper
directed by Andrew Beckett

Our award-winning panto team weave their magic once again to sully a much-loved fairytale!

Cheer, boo, laugh and maybe even sing along to this seriously adults-only extravaganza. Our Christmas shows have been total sell-outs for the last few years, so this is a show you’ll want to book early. Oh yes you will…

Bitches Down Under!

from 18 January

by Martin Blackburn
directed by Andrew Beckett

Oil on the factor thirty as we engage the thrust and prepare to go down under!

From the team that brought you the outrageous Gran Canaria-set hit Alright Bitches! and nautical caper Bitches Ahoy!, Above The Stag Theatre is delighted to take you up the outback for Bitches Down Under!