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This show closed on January 5, 2019

About Hot Gay Time Machine

Fresh from their sold-out, five-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe, join multi-award-winning duo, Zak Ghazi-Torbati & Toby Marlow (co-writer of SIX), for the cabaret comedy extravaGAYnza that well and truly SLEIGHS.

Just like A Christmas Carol - but with fewer ghosts and more gays - the dynamic double-act sing, shimmy and sashay the audience on a time travelling adventure through the history of their favourite topic: themselves. Covering all the most important moments in a gay man’s life, like coming out to your mum and navigating the naked politics of the school locker room, this is a Christmas party like no other. It’s been described as ‘riotous, but subtly moving’ (The List), though how anyone can call anything involving shorts this short ‘subtle’ is beyond us. You’ll come away with your sides aching and your heart full - and maybe Toby’s number if you’re lucky and handsome.

So come all ye GAYthful. What are you waiting for, gay marriage? Well we got that already so come party with the gays!

Tell Me More

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit show “Hot Gay Time Machine” has everything you could possibly hope for from a show with that title. Filled to the brim with comedy, original music, and shenanigans, this delightfully naughty Christmas spectacular is certain to jingle your bells. The raucous cabaret is written and performed by the talented team Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow, and is most notable for its catchy original musical numbers that are altogether merry, bright, and unexpectedly touching. Under all the cheeky jokes, a surprising layer of warmth and emotional nuance is folded within the songs of “Hot Gay Time Machine.”

Don’t forget to don your gayest apparel and be ready to have your chestnuts roasting after seeing this fire show. Marlow and Ghazi-Torbati and their boundless energy transport you through the many milestones of a gay man’s life, both private and painful, all while delivering laughter and cheer to everyone in the crowd, both naughty and nice.

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What To Watch For

  • On top of “Hot Gay Time Machine,” Toby Marlow has another successful show running on the West End – the hit musical “Six,” which he co-wrote with Lucy Moss. At just 24, Marlow is a rising star in the London theatre scene and a talent to watch.
  • The show, which first premiered in 2017, is constantly evolving to align with the constant evolution of “pop culture and queer culture” according to Marlow. Because of this and the inevitable audience interaction, the show offers a fresh and unique experience every night.
  • Catch a sneak peek of this fun and enormously gay cabaret by checking out the music video for “I Couldn’t Get it Up” available on YouTube. The song is one of the many cheeky, hilarious, and earnestly personal numbers written specifically for the show.

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Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

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