Scene News: Comptons, The RVT, XXL and more

Book Comptons for Christmas 

It’s already November, the perfect time to plan and book your Christmas parties and a great place for any kind of gathering is in the upstairs bar at Comptons. The Grand Dame of Soho is a beautiful venue and at Christmas the upstairs bar is festooned with gorgeous traditional decorations. They can fit in groups of up to 15 which makes it perfect for a small work do or a gathering of friends. Checkout the website for details or give the venue to find out more about their party packages. or 020 7096 5470.

Goosed at the RVT

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern pantos are the stuff of legend and this year they are getting totally Goosed. Adding their own spin to the classic Mother Goose this ‘not family friendly’ eggstravagnza is set in a ramshackle bar in Vauxhall-Land and the cast includes the brilliant Topsie Redfern as the scheming Kelly-Anne Con-Witch who is determined to get her perfectly manicured mitts on the Golden ‘Egg’. The main run is in December but next Thursday (16 Nov) there’s a special preview. Tickets at

THT National HIV Testing Week 

National HIV Testing Week is an annual event which raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test with special events happening at many different venues. This year’s week is from Saturday 19 November to Friday 25 November and you can get more information at

Wotever World’s Non Binary Cabaret

This Friday (10 Nov) there’s a chance to experience the groundbreaking work that is Wotever World’s Non Binary Cabaret at the Ovalhouse Theatre SE11. Curated by Ingo Cando, you will be entertained, educated, and energised by an extraordinary selection of performers in a show that pushes boundaries like no other. Tickets from

XXL Flash… Ah Ahh

We may only have 14 hours to save the Earth… but the great news is the tickets for the XXL New Year’s Eve extravaganza are on sale now. And as if you haven’t guessed, the theme this year is the original superhero hunk in skin tight pants, Flash Gordon… Ah ahh, saviour of the universe etc. Tickets from

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