The Penetration Play to open at Above The Stag Theatre

Described by The New York Times as “Cracklingly funny. An erotically charged comedy about the flexibility of sexual identity”



London's Above The Stag Theatre has opened its new doors on Albert Embankment and will be presenting its first lesbian focused play, launching the second performance space in their new £1.4 million venue.


Playing from 26 June for a limited time only, The Penetration Play is a dark comedy by Winter Miller. Rain is in love with her best friend, Ash. It's possible Ash feels the same way. Except that now Ash is falling for Rich to the delight of her mother, Maggie.


Over the course of an evening, all three women will experience the bittersweet consequences of desire. This verbally taut dark comedy brings to life that little-known adage: If at first you don't succeed... seduce your best friend's mother.



Winter Miller authored The Penetration Play, Cake and Ice Cream, and Conspicuous among others. Her plays have been published and performed in London, Uganda, Canada, and regionally throughout the USA.


Above The Stag theatre's new home is housed in two connecting railway arches on Albert Embankment, with two theatre spaces, a 100 seat end-on theatre, and a flexible 60+ seat studio - as well as a bar and coffee shop and dedicated rehearsal space.


Known for its focus on LGBTQ-themed work, Above The Stag is the UK's only dedicated LGBT+ theatre, and produces the vast majority of its shows in-house.


It was founded in 2008 in a function room above the now-demolished Stag gay pub in Victoria, before moving to Vauxhall in 2013 where it has grown a loyal audience, regularly playing to capacity.


Find out more at or follow them on Twitter @abovethestag. For tickets, click here!



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