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Soho Theatre, London4.622 reviews
The European premiere of Max Vernon's hit Off-Broadway play, The View Upstairs, is set to take Soho by storm this summer!

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Max Vernon's The View UpStairs is a provocative musical about love, hope, friendship, community, and progress. Hop on this rainbow rollercoaster ride and be moved by its rock 'n' roll power ballads and love songs. Tickets to the Off-Broadway production were among the best-selling theatre tickets in New York and tickets to the Off-West End production of The View UpStairs are expected to be just as hot!

Don't miss out on this LGBT-friendly show, which recently made our list for the Top 7 Gay Pride Shows to Watch for this year's Pride in London, and prepare to get your wig snatched!

What is The View UpStairs about?

Wes, a 21st-century fashion designer, has just purchased an old and forgotten building in the French Quarter of New Orleans. But little does he know just how bumpin’ and happenin’ this building once was just four decades ago. The now abandoned property used to be known in the 70s as the UpStairs Lounge, a flamboyant and in-your-face gay bar where bell bottoms flared for miles and disco hits blared. Soon Wes gets sucked into a soulful trip filled with sensual seduction and self-discovery. The show’s summertime setting full of love, sex, and incense combined with its summertime release at London's Soho Theatre will make you feel as if you’re on the same groovy trip suspended from space and time.

The View UpStairs has received unprecedented acclaim from both audiences, critics and celebrities alike. The one and only RuPaul called the show 'fantastic' while Entertainment Weekly called it 'vibrant' and a 'moving homage to LGBT culture.' It has also been praised for its 'jambalaya' of sexy songs, which are performed by a stellar cast.

The original Off-Broadway show has received a fleet of award nominations, including the nomination for Best New Musical at the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards; three Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Jason Sherwood), Outstanding Costume Design (Anita Yavich), and Outstanding Wig and Hair (Jason Hayes); four Audelco Awards nominations for Best Director/Musical Production (Scott Ebersold), Musical Production of the Year, Outstanding Musical Director (James Dobinson), and Outstanding Performance in a Musical - Male (Nathan Lee Graham); two Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Scenic Design; and two Henry Hewes Design Award nominations for Scenic Design and Costume Design.

What happened at the real UpStairs Lounge?

The View UpStairs is inspired by the real-life 1973 arson attack on the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Having claimed 32 lives, it was once the largest single attack against the LGBT community until 43 years later, when the devastating 2016 Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida took the lives of 49 people. The arson attack took place on the last day of Pride Weekend with the only suspect being Rodger Dale Nunez, who allegedly suffered from 'conversion hysteria.' He confessed to a friend that he had squirted lighter fluid on the nightclub's bottom steps, but later took his own life before police could capture him a second time.

The cast and creatives for The View UpStairs

The View UpStairs stars John Partridge (EastEnders) as Buddy, Andy Mientus (Les Miserables) as Patrick in his West End stage debut, Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical) as Henri, Declan Bennett (Kiss of the Spider Woman) as Dale, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Gypsy) as Inez, Garry Lee (Ghost) as Freddy, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Dreamgirls) as Henri, Derek Hagen (The Twilight Zone) as Cops/Realtor, and Joseph Prouse (Jersey Boys) as Richard.

The View UpStairs is directed by Jonathan O'Boyle (Aspects of Love, Pippin) and choreographed by Fabian Aloise (The Rink). Further creatives along with the show's cast will be announced in due course.

Tickets to The View UpStairs musical at the Soho Theatre in London this summer will not last long! Act fast to secure the best seats and best prices with our safe and secure booking.


Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 16 will not be admitted.

Running time

1hr 45min (no interval)

Performance dates

18 July – 24 August 2019

Venue Information

Soho Theatre21 Dean St Soho, London, W1D 3NE

Customer Reviews

22 reviews4.6

Maria Lindsey29th August

!!show was incredible but very sad at the end! Congrats to all involved

cherry boa25th August

It was a great show - fun and moving. The performers had great energy and enthusiasm. A tale that deserves telling because things are still not right!

Maja Bayer25th August

One of the best things I’ve ever seen. Went multiple times

Penelope Sedler25th August

Absorbing. Made you care

BARI BACCO17th August

I had bought 2 tickets for a total of £102 for a performance of the show on Friday night. Unfortunately due to the bad weather of rain, the traffic was extremely bad on my journey and caused me and my guest to be very late for the performance which we were looking forward to. When we finally arrived, the young woman at the reception desk showed very little sympathy, and coldly said we could not enter to see the remainder of the show that had started. I did realise that if we went to our seats in the stalls, it would disturb the actors and audience., but would at least been happy to stand one side or at the back. It would be good PR for the theatre, if there would be a little human kindness to a costly situation and not a cold shoulder.

Tim Hardy17th August

Brilliant and poignant even 46 years on from the tragedy. Fabulous singing and acting in a great theatre space

Miguel 11th August

Great musical/play. The cast it's all well rounded. Ingenious story line with sudden u-turns. Highly recommended.

David Fleet9th August

After the first twenty minutes or so I thought not sure about this. Took time to get into but by the end I loved it. Terrific set and the voices fantastic. .

Clive Swan8th August

Excellent production, great casting, direction, music and staging. Impressive.

Jessica Daniels8th August

Brilliant from start to finish. Exceptionally skilled cast. Great atmosphere.

Marcus Theis7th August

stunnig performanc, a absolut must see

CARTER-HUMPHREYS4th August

Play was absolutely fantastic but it was very hot in the theatre which spoilt us slightly for me