A Queer Season In The West End

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Lauryn Redding and Declan Bennett

Paul Taylor Mills presents Bloody Elle and Boy Out the City

For a limited season, this September, the Lyric Theatre will host two new pieces of work, which have received rave reviews from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

BLOODY ELLE: 27 – 30 September 2023

Directed by Bryony Shanahan
Written and performed by Lauryn Redding

First seen in 2021 at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Bloody Elle, is a critically acclaimed show which is loud, proud and unapologetically queer. It’s a story from then, for now which was since played at Soho Theatre and was nominated for ‘Best Regional Production’ at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2022. It is a one-woman, semi-autobiographical gig musical, from Lauryn Redding. Featuring original music created live on stage, it’s a funny, poetic, and epic exploration of love, class, shame, and beauty in all its complexities. It’s the coming of age and coming out story of Elle; a young, working-class girl from the north of England.

Boy Out The City: 27 – 30 September 

Developed and directed by Nancy Sullivan
Written and performed by Declan Bennett

Created out of writing from his own private journals, Declan Bennett (recently returned from Broadway in Moulin Rouge), reflects on surviving the streets of Coventry in a NAF NAF jacket, discovering the Gay scene in 90’s Soho, and confronting his Catholic school days.For the past 2 years, audiences up and down the UK have been praising this hilarious, revealing and deeply tender play.  “A raw and humorous autobiographical play exploring toxic masculinity, homophobia, and mental health

Further Information: Lyric Theatre - Tickets & Info | Theatre Box Office