Culture vultures, here’s everything you need to know about the must-see queer show at London’s Trafalgar Studios

Whether you’re a culture vulture, a thesbian, or just fancy a fab night out, you won’t want to miss the brand new play at London’s Traflagar Studios.

Featuring a stellar cast including DIVA fave and LGBTQI icon Sophie Ward and Marina Sirtis of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, Dark Sublime boldly explores the complexities of relationships, especially in the LGBTQI community. Considering what later life is like for older gay women as well as the next generation, it contrasts bittersweet lived experiences with real humour.

Here’s a rundown of the highly intriguing plot:

“Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a fading jobbing actress. He’s impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne knows about waiting – for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show, for her best friend to see her differently. As Oli forces her back into the past, and a strange, outrageous world she hasn’t visited in almost 40 years, Marianne must find her own way into the future. Together they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.”

This thrilling debut play by Michael Dennis is a theatrical love letter to British sci-fi television which examines the feeling of belonging that comes with finding your place among the outcasts. Fans will do anything for their heroes, but what if your biggest fan is your closest companion?

Director Andrew Keates comments: “I’m so glad to be coming home to Trafalgar Studios after having such an extraordinary time directing both As Is and Dessa Rose. Now we bring a brand new play from a debut playwright that gives a stage for mature women and modern LGBT issues with a cast that is truly out of this world.”

Dark Sublime is at London’s Trafalgar Studios, Tuesday 25 June – Saturday 3 August 2019. Get your tickets here.

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