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Musical + Queer Work + MT Pride Lab


An uplifting song cycle celebrating the shared experiences, hope & resilience of the LGBTQ+ community

This show is part of MT Pride Lab. Explore the season & find out more here!

Join us for an evening with musical theatre stars in this new LGBTQ+ song cycle celebrating everything it means to be gay.

Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dreamgirls, Dear Evan Hansen), Jaz Terry (Kinky Boots, & Juliet), Meg Hill (Heathers, But I’m A Cheerleader) and Barry O’Reilly (Legacy, Judy!) take on all the roles in this song cycle by composer Gus Gowland (Mayflies). Celebrating the shared experiences of the LGBTQ+ community this Pride month through a series of new songs.

A young gay man's sexual awakening in the Italian countryside, a woman pining for her neighbour, Oscar Wilde sharing his wit and wisdom on gay identity, and Anne Lister remembering her wedding day to Ann Walker. Each song a lifeboat, a story, a little moment of hope giving moments of joy in Queer Love

Directed by Izzy Ponsford and produced by Lew Forman (With a Smile), with musical direction by Ben Mark Turner (Joseph, Drifters Girl).


'A beautiful & heartfelt array of LGBTQ+ stories' ★★★★ Adventures In Theatreland


Previous Praise for The Counterminers:

'A truly stand-out show of the Fringe' ★★★★★ The Student

'The audience absolutely loved this strong cast' ★★★★★ Chris Grady

'The Counterminers have brought something very special to the festival' ★★★★ The Wee Review

'It does exactly what it sets out to do' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'The characterisation in this play is next level' ★★★★ Binge Fringe

'A wholesome and joyous romp of a show' ★★★★ EdFringe Review

Best Fringe Performance | Winner
Best Fringe Comedy | Nominee
Derek Awards ★★★★★


Jaz Terry (Kinky Boots, & Juliet)
Meg Hill (Heathers, But I'm a Cheerleader)
Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Evan Hansen, Dreamgirls)
Barry O'Reilly (Legacy, Judy)

Writer | Gus Gowland
Producer | Lew Forman
Director | Izzy Ponsford
Musical Director | Ben Mark Turner

Ticket Price

£10 - £18


14 → 19 Jun 2023


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 60 mins approx.
Age Guidance | 16+
Content Warnings | Adult themes, strong language.


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