Casting for Queers


We are thrilled to announce the cast for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss, staged to mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act. It will celebrate some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.

Mark Bonnar, Sara Crowe, Jack Derges, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan and Fionn Whitehead will perform the monologues written by Matthew Baldwin, Jon Bradfield, Jackie Clune, Michael Dennis, Brian Fillis, Mark Gatiss, Gareth McLean and Keith Jarrett. The monologues will be directed by Mark Gatiss,and by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster and Baylis Associate Director Joe Murphy.

Queers is produced in partnership with BBC Studios, Pacific Quay Productions, with short film versions of the monologues to be screened on BBC Four.

Queers is part of The Old Vic’s One Voice series, funded by the TS Eliot Estate, which celebrates the rawest of theatre forms – a single voice on a stage without scenery, without costume and with nothing to rely on but words.

The full line up is as follows:

Fri 28 Jul

The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss, performed by Jack Derges

The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune, performed by Gemma Whelan

I Miss the War by Matthew Baldwin, performed by Ian Gelder

Something Borrowed by Gareth McLean, performed by Mark Bonnar

Mon 31 Jul

Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield, performed by Sara Crowe

Safest Spot in Town by Keith Jarrett, performed by Kadiff Kirwan

A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis, performed by Fionn Whitehead

More Anger by Brian Fillis, performed by Russell Tovey

Find out more and book tickets here.

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