London Scene News: The Chemsex Monologues at Above The Stag, Halfway II Heaven at Pride, The Bridge, Libidex and more

The Chemsex Monologues at Above The Stag

Following successful runs in theatres all over the UK, as well as recent shows in Berlin, writer Patrick Cash’s Chemsex Monologues are back in London from this Sunday (1 Jul), taking over the studio space at the new Above The Stag Theatre in Vauxhall. The show follows: a nameless narrator who meets a sexy boy on a night out in Vauxhall, who subsequently introduces him to the pleasures of G; a club night poster boy who gets taken to Old Mother Meth’s place by a porn star; Fag Hag Cath, who is finding chill outs have become more about the sex; and Daniel, a sexual health worker, who does community outreach in saunas. Explicit, funny and touching, The Chemsex Monologues presents a realm that is sometimes dark but populated by very real, loveable people. Tickets are on sale now at

Halfway’s cabaret Pride

Halfway II Heaven is the venue closest to Trafalgar Square and on Pride Saturday (7 Jul) it will be packed with happy smiling faces all loving the sensational cabaret line up. Kicking off at 2pm and hosted by Martha D’Arthur, Rose Garden and The Vixens, it has over 20 acts performing including CK, Lola Lasagne, Sandra, Miss Penny, their Drag Idol champ Felix Le Freak and loads more, plus DJs Little John and Justin Swift. And it’s free entry all day.

The Bridge celebrates diversity

This Saturday (30 Jun) the team at The Bridge in Clapham are throwing themselves a joyous celebration of diversity from midday until 3am. This oh-so-funky bar will be host to an amazing DJ line up including David Robson, D’Johnny, Paul Heron and Miswhite. Plus you can treat yourself to 2-4-1 cocktails and other drink deals from 1pm until 5pm.

Win £1000 worth of latex from Libidex

Those guys at Libidex certainly know a thing or two about dressing to impress with a range of latex club and fetishwear that will get your pulse racing and make sure you are the hottest babe at whichever party or event you are attending. And now they are giving you the chance to win a load of free stuff including a voucher worth £1000, with more sets of £200 and £100 too. Just go to their website and sign up to the newsletter, it’s as easy as that.

Everyone is Divine

There are few queer icons as loved or influential as the one and only Divine. This Saturday
(30 Jun) is the opening of a brand new exhibition called Everyone is Divine at The Horse Hospital, WC1. This impressive and imaginative show has been put together by Darren Evans and features photographs of people working on the LGBT+ scene dressed and made up in the style of the much missed drag superstar.

The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues 

Released this Thursday (28 Jun), The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues is the first collection of its kind and has been put together by cabaret maverick Scottee. It features a fascinating and diverse range of work from more than 100 years of queer and trans performance history including pieces from stage plays and performance art.

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