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DIVA: Live From Hell!
Musical + Main House Later

DIVA: Live From Hell!

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

"It’s Bayer’s truthful, virtuoso performance that makes this a mini masterpiece - ★★★★ The Stage

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

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

 “A devilish delight” - ★★★★ Gay Times

Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at the Turbine Theatre, Luke Bayer (Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Millenials) gives a "career-defining and career-best performance" (All That Dazzles) in this blood-stained love letter to Broadway.

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’, Desmond is forced to relive his disturbing tale 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!

Starring Luke Bayer as Desmond, and every other character to boot, this "one man Heathers meets High School Musical cabaret confessional" (West End Best Friend) will take you beyond the darkest depths and demonstrate exactly what it takes to earn the title of diva.

See you in hell!

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)


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

“It’s Bayer’s truthful, virtuoso performance that makes this a mini masterpiece.” ★★★★ The Stage 

“A must for all musical theatre fans; to miss it would be a sin.” - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“It is the career-defining and career-best performance by Luke Bayer that makes this show so exceptional.“ - ★★★★★ All That Dazzles

Theatre and Tonic ★★★★★ 

West End Best Friend  ★★★★★ 

A Youngish Perspective  ★★★★★ 

The Spy In The Stalls ★★★★

North West End  ★★★★

Broadway World  ★★★★


Content Warnings: Strong language and themes of a sensitive nature

Age Guidance: 16+

Running Time: 70 mins


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