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July 1, 2019

FIRST LOOK: The View Upstairs rehearsals underway

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Rehearsal images have been released for new musical The View Upstairs which is to have its European premiere at Soho theatre in July.

The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

The cast of The View Upstairs at Soho Theatre. Photo: Darren Bell

The musical opens in present day when Wes (Tyrone Huntley), a young fashion designer buys an abandoned space, not realising this had been the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which, in 1973, was burned down in an arson attack, killing 32 people.

The View Upstairs brings to life this forgotten community and takes the audience on an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration, celebrating the lives of those forgotten, while featuring a soulful, rock and jazz score.

The musical also stars Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Cedric Neal and John Partridge as Patrick, Dale, Inez, Willie and Buddy respectively. Completing the cast are Carly Mercedes Dyer as Henri, Gary Lee as Freddy, Joseph Prouse as Richard and Derek Hagen as Cops/Realtor. The View Upstairs is written by Max Vernon and directed in London by Jonathan O’Boyle. Running at Soho Theatre from 18 July to 24 August 2019

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The View Upstairs Soho Theatre Andy Mientus

Andy Mientus. Photo: Darren Bell

The View Upstairs musical Soho Theatre

Carly Mercedes Dyer. Photo: Darren Bell

Darren Bell The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

Declan Bennett. Photo: Darren Bell

The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

Andy Mientus and Carly Mercedes Dyer. Photo: Daren Bell

Cedric Neal John Partridge The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

Cedric Neal and John Partridge. Photo: Daren Bell

The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

John Partridge and Garry Lee. photo: Darren Bell

The View Upstairs musical Soho Theatre

Director Jonathan O'Boyle with John Partridge. Photo: Darren Bell

The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

Victoria Hamilton Barritt and Garry Lee. Photo: Darren Bell

Tyrone Huntley The View Upstairs Soho Theatre

Tyrone Huntley. Photo: Darren Bell

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BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..