About Diva: Live From Hell

King's Head Theatre, London
Booking to 29 June 2024

Luke Bayer stars in the return to London of DIVA: Live From Hell.

Following an acclaimed, sell out run in London in 2022, Luke Bayer (Millennials, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Ackley Bridge) gives a tour-de-force performance in this blood-stained love letter to Broadway.

DIVA: Live From Hell is a solo musical about rivalry, vengeance, and killer ambition, written by Nora Brigid Monahan and Alexander Sage Oyen.

Taking place in the Seventh Circle – hell’s most squalid cabaret venue – Desmond Channing (Luke Bayer) performs a one-person show recounting the events that led him to endure eternity under the spotlight, telling his tale of woe as punishment for his crimes.

Inspired by All About Eve, this blood-stained love letter to Broadway will have you laughing hysterically and lusting for revenge as 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!

WINNER! Best Lead Performance in a Musical – OffWestEnd Awards 2023

DIVA: Live From Hell is playing at the King’s Head Theatre in London from 4 to 29 June 2024.


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 29 June 2024
Age restrictions
Running time
70 minutes
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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What's the story of Diva: Live From Hell?

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!

Who is in the cast of Diva: Live From Hell?

Starring Luke Bayer as Desmond and more

Who are the creative team of Diva: Live From Hell?

Book and Characters by Nora Brigid Monahan, Music and Lyrics by Alexander Sage-Oyen
Directed by Joe McNeice, Musical Director Debbi Clarke
Producer Blair Russell Productions, General Manager HD General Management

Further creatives to be announced



★★★★ "Killer humour... in this unmissable take on All About Eve" - The Guardian
★★★★ "It brings the house down" - Whats On Stage
★★★★ "Bravura performance from Luke Bayer" - The Stage
★★★★ “High-camp musical Diva: Live From Hell! is a devilish delight” - Gay Times

Important Notes

Content Warnings: Strong language and themes of a sensitive nature

Venue Information

King's Head Theatre, Islington Square 116 Upper Street, London, N1 1AB
Nearest Tube or Train: Angel(Northern Line), Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line or Overground)
Nearest Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43

Frequently Asked Questions

Diva: Live From Hell is playing at the King's Head Theatre in London
The running time of Diva: Live From Hell is 70 minutes
The age recommendations for Diva: Live From Hell are: 16+
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