It was opened March 28, screening hetrosexual adult movies. New shows every Monday. On December 4, it was renamed Tea-Room Theatre screening gay male porn movies, later adding live performances to the film program. Contained within the West Hotel building which has been renovated, the front of the theatre and signage are very smart and decorated in the rainbow colours.
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We can never resist seeing a show when we're in London. We think it's one of the highlights for gay travellers in London. It's basically the theatre capital of Europe, with hundreds of performances taking place across the city at any one time. From musicals to showcases, dramatic performances to stand up comedy, dance spectacles to operas, there is too much to choose from. But if you, like us, fancy something a little bit campy, or with an LGBTQ theme, then you need to get yourself a ticket to one of these gay theatre shows.
Q ueer theatre is the accepted generic term for the gay theatre movement : one that embraces both men and women, that covers plays, musicals, cabaret and just about everything else, and which has been going strong in Britain and America for well over 40 years. The results are to be seen everywhere: on big national stages, on and off Broadway and in specialist mini-festivals such as Manchester's recent Queer as Fringe. Now might be a good time to ask: what next? What strikes me first of all is how theatre always reflects social conditions. In the oppressive s, where every play had to be approved by the lord chamberlain before it could be performed in public, British dramatists were necessarily oblique in their presentation of gay issues.
Instead, he drilled a hole in a piece of the set called a tormentor flat, about waist-high, so that he and his eight castmates, standing backstage, could get a glimpse of whoever was sitting sixth row center: the best seats in the house. This was an unexpected turn of events. So Crowley wrote the best and funniest and gayest play he could, about nine gay men or maybe eight and a half at a birthday party. Though some of the men finesse the ambient homophobia of the time better than others, almost all of them suffer from the self-hatred that seemed then, and maybe now, to infiltrate even the best-defended personality.