Mark Gatiss joins actors and comedians in coming-out show

Mark Gatiss leads celebrity coming out show
Ian Hallard and Mark Gatiss. Photo: Darren Bell

Mark Gatiss and other actors and comedians are lined up to take part in a charity gala presentation of a show about coming out.

They will take the stage at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End for Outings, a powerful, funny and confessional collation of over 20 true-life tales. It will play one night only on Monday 26 June, 2017.

The show premiered to huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has since delighted audiences on tour around the UK. It was created by award-winning writers after a campaign for submissions that was supported by Stephen Fry among many others.

Now Outings comes to the West End for the first time, in an exclusive one-night gala presentation in aid of the LGBT+ helpine charity Switchboard.

Alongside Gatiss who is a patron of Switchboard, the cast of over 20 – each telling a different story – will include comedians Rob Deering, Andrew Doyle, Zoe Lyons, Lizzie Roper, Camllle Ucan and Tom Walker (aka Jonathan Pie) and actors David Benson, Ian Hallard and Olivier Award winner Nichola McAuliffe. More are yet to be announced.

Inspired by recent high-profile “comings out” by stars of stage, screen and sports, the show celebrates the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from around the world, exploring how they came out and what effect it has had on them.

Directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley and produced by Olivier Award winner James Seabright, Outings has been written by Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott, the team behind the hit West End play The Act.


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