Luke Bayer to star in UK premiere of DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL! at Turbine Theatre

Luke Bayer (‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, ‘RENT’), will star in the UK premiere of ‘DIVA: Live From Hell!’ for a strictly limited run at the Turbine Theatre, Battersea, from 17 August – 3 September this summer.

As President of the high school drama club and the star of every school play, Desmond Channing has spent most of his short life in the spotlight. But when 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 the outrageous events that led him there. As he presents his one-millionth consecutive show, Desmond performs with a desperate vigour in the hope that he can prove he’s repented and be finally freed from his eternal, campy torment.

This one-person musical, inspired by the classic Bette Davis movie, ‘All About Eve’, with book and characters by Nora Brigid Monahan and music and lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen, features Bayer performing a full company of roles, set against a contemporary musical theatre score dripping in references to some of the West End and Broadway’s most iconic shows.

Luke Bayer was Alternate Jamie in the Original West End Cast of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. During Jamie, he performed as Jamie on Children in Need, at West End Live 2018, and at Pride in London. He also won a BroadwayWorld Award for his performance and is featured on the Original Cast Album. Luke also played Mark in ‘RENT’ (Hope Mill Theatre) Robbie in ‘Soho Cinders’ (Charing Cross Theatre) and as Man 2 in ‘FIVER’ (Southwark Playhouse), for which he won a West End Wilma Award. He was appeared in ‘Yank! The Musical’ (European Premiere), toured China with ‘The 12 Tenors’, made it to the final 6 boys on ‘X Factor’ 2007 and appeared in the 20th Anniversary of ‘Les Misérables’ in the West End. Luke has performed four sold-out solo concerts at Crazy Coqs.