Like the LGBTQ+ communities, their soundtrack is vast and diverse – Centre Stage London present a selection of music celebrating this community and love in all its forms.
From dance classics from big-voiced divas to soul-searching slow jams that mirror struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection.
Centre Stage London celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here- An LGBTQI Cabaret.
Featuring songs from legends like Lou Reed, modern jams by Lady Gaga, classic songs Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Dancing Queen and numbers from musicals like Fun Home, Kinky Boots and Taboo; Love Happens Here is a cabaret/concert mash-up of music celebrated and loved by the LGBTQ+ community and it’s Centre Stage allies.
Director Stuart James, says: “At present, the world is going through an extremely turbulent time. While the LGBTQ+ community celebrates small human rights achievements, we continue to be faced with atrocious discrimination. A lot of which comes from our political leaders who are supposed to be there to protect and serve their constituents.
While we’ll never stop fighting for our basic human rights, it doesn’t mean we can’t do everything in our power to celebrate and enjoy our lives. The LGBTQ+ community has always had a close relationship with music and Love happens Here is a way for me to personally give back to my community, presenting my love of LGBTQ+ themed music for everyone who feels like a bit of cheering up!”
Centre Stage is a central London-based theatre company that has been entertaining audiences with musicals and cabarets for 50 years. An amateur society and registered charity, they began as a light opera company in 1966.
For this production, they have brought together an incredibly talented cast and creative team including a live onstage band and some of the best singers in London!
Event: Love Happens Here – an LGBTQI Cabaret
Where: Stockwell Playhouse, 208 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2JU
When: February 20 – 22
Time: 7.30pm running time is 2 hrs, including interval
To book tickets online, click here:
Stockwell Playhouse bar open 30 mins prior to performance, at interval and after show
Our members range in age from their 20s to their 60s and come from all walks of life – current members include teachers, lawyers, bankers, directors, web designers, nannies, librarians, managers, event organisers and retirees. But we all share one thing: a passion for musical theatre!
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