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8 Shows to See For Pride in London

18 June 2019 by Jordan Nicholls
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Although June is technically LGBTQIA+ Pride month, at TodayTix, we celebrate pride 365 days a year. So, while the rainbow flags are out and you’re deciding on the best outfit for the pride march, we’ve come up with a list of the hottest shows playing this month worth checking out. Each show delivers the all-important message that being yourself never goes out of fashion.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Jamie New just wants to be accepted as a drag queen, and yet all his classmates and dad want for him to fit in. With the help of Loco Chanelle, currently played by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Bianco Del Rio, until 29t June, Jamie discovers that he doesn’t need anyone’s permission to be who he wants to be. Grab your tickets here!

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The View Upstairs
Making its highly anticipated London debut this summer after a hugely successful run Off-Broadway, “The View Upstairs” tells the stories of how a set of LGBT individuals respond when their community is under attack. Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, this multi-generational story of homophobic hatred and how the community overcomes is one that will stay with you long after leaving the theatre.

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Afterglow
This steamy one act play delves into the world of modern-day gay polyamory. When a married couple decide to open their relationship up to an attractive third man, all manner of emotions, feelings, and insecurities come to the surface. “Afterglow” examines the many different types of intimacy and the different forms love can take in today’s society.

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Wife
Adapted from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, “Wife” explores what this role means today and has meant over the past 60 years. The play tells four separate stories of lovers who must tackle their own sexual identities against the societal norms of each time period. Ibsen’s text serves only as a starting point for playwright Samuel Adamson’s family portrait of the changing perceptions of homosexual relationships.

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Yummy
Featuring a host of stars, including Valerie Hex and Zelia Rose, “Yummy” makes its London debut this summer. This is the ultimate queer extravaganza filled to the brim of circus, cabaret, and burlesque. Based at the Underbelly Festival on Southbank, there is no better way to spend a summer evening than having a drink overlooking the Thames before a show.

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Toast
“Toast” tells the story of gay celebrity chef’s Nigel Slater’s childhood through the smells and tastes he grew up with. After receiving huge acclaim from audiences and critics alike at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “Toast” is now in the West End. Prepare to be moved and uplifted as Slater opens up about it his youth and discovering his sexuality.

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Bare: A Pop Opera
This coming-of-age rock musical is the ultimate story of self-discovery and self-acceptance. A group of students at a Catholic school put on their own adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” and soon realise life isn’t as straight forward as they initially thought. “Bare” makes its long-awaited return to London, so don’t miss this your chance to catch this crucial work this summer!

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