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DIVA: Live From Hell!
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DIVA: Live From Hell!

Demonstrating exactly what it takes to earn the title of diva, Luke Bayer stars in this devilish solo musical.

Winner of Best Lead Performance in a Musical (OffWestEnd Awards 2023)

Winner of Best Musical (Everything Theatre Awards 2023)

Nominated for Best Off West End Show (23rd WhatsOnStage Awards)

"Bravura performance from Luke Bayer" - ★★★★ The Stage

"It brings the house down" - ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"This should not be missed" - ★★★★ The Guardian

Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at the Turbine Theatre, Luke Bayer gives a tour-de-force performance in this blood-stained love letter to Broadway; a solo musical about rivalry, vengeance, and killer ambition.

As president of the drama club and star of every school show, Desmond Channing spent most of his short life in the spotlight. When a rival student Evan Harris, a hotshot transfer from New York, challenges his throne, Desmond responds as any diva would, with lethal force...

Now stuck in the ‘Seventh Circle’, Hell’s most squalid cabaret venue, Desmond is forced to relive his disturbing tale of woe. As we join him and his band for their one-millionth consecutive show, Desmond performs with a desperate vigour in the hopes that he can prove he’s repented and can be freed from this eternal, campy torment!

Inspired by All About Eve, this blood-stained love letter to Broadway will have you laughing hysterically and lusting for revenge. Starring Luke Bayer as Desmond, and every other character to boot, this one-act, one-person riot of a show will take you beyond the darkest depths and demonstrate exactly what it takes to earn the title of diva.

See you in hell!


Luke Bayer has recently starred in Millenials at The Other Palace as well as Head Over Heels and Rent at the Hope Mill Theatre. He is probably best known for his role as Alternate Jamie in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Original West End Cast). His television work includes Ackley Bridge (Channel 4), Children in Need, and The X Factor. He is also part of the cast for the upcoming Wicked films and is returning as Desmond Channing in Diva: Live from Hell following his award-winning performance at the Turbine Theatre. 


Performer | Luke Bayer
Book and Characters | Nora Brigid Monahan
Music and Lyrics | Alexander Sage-Oyen
Director | Joe McNeice
Musical Director | Debbi Clarke
Producer | Blair Russell Productions
General Manager | HD General Management



Ticket Price

£10 - £28


4 - 29 June


King's Head Theatre



Winner of Best Lead Performance in a Musical (OffWestEnd Awards 2023)

Winner of Best Musical (Everything Theatre Awards 2023)

Nominated for Best Off West End Show (23rd WhatsOnStage Awards)

"Smart, dark boutique musical featuring a bravura performance from Luke Bayer" - ★★★★The Stage

"It brings the house down" - ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"A magnetic production with tons of cheek and a true diva spirit, this should not be missed" - ★★★★ The Guardian


Content Warnings: Strong language and themes of a sensitive nature

Age Guidance: 16+

Running Time: 70 mins


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