Opening Times: Velvet at Above The Stag

Above The Stag located on the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall is the UK’s only full time LGBT+ theatre. It has two amazing performance spaces and from 2 October in the studio space you can see Velvet written by and starring Tom Radcliffe. Here’s what you need to know.


Set against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement in 2017, Velvet is the story of Tom, a struggling actor who is faced with a moral dilemma.

After years of disappointment Tom is offered a golden opportunity, a chance to realise his dream of being a successful actor, but is it worth what he will have to sacrifice? Velvet explores the complex realities of harassment within the industry from a gay male perspective. 

Velvet, written by and starring Tom Radcliffe, was a smash hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival where it won Theatre Weekly’s ‘Outstanding Monologue’ in the Festival for last year and gained a host of rave reviews. 

Velvet runs from 2 to 27 October at Above The Stag, 72 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1.

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