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Grindr The Opera! puts the most notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera. This musical parody takes you on a hilarious and thought-provoking journey through the world of gay dating, focusing on the greatest catalyst for the shift: GRINDR.

With catchy songs, witty dialogue, and colourful characters, this unique and ground-breaking production explores the impact of technology on human connection and the search for meaningful relationships.

Through the experiences of four gay men who use Grindr to connect with each other, Grindr The Opera! offers a satirical commentary on modern gay culture.

Devon the romantic, Tom the cynic, Jack the twink and Don the daddy meet via the medium of the Grindr app, each seeking a different type of connection.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be challenged to think deeply about the ways in which technology is shaping our lives and relationships.

But above all, Grindr The Opera! will make you feel alive. With its infectious energy, dynamic performances, and unforgettable characters, this production will leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and maybe even a little bit hopeful about the future of human connection.

2023 Cast

James Aymon – Ensemble

Grant Jackson – Ensemble

James Lowrie – Jack

Christian Lunn – Grindr

Billy J Vale – Tom

Dereck Walker – Don

Santino Zapico – Devon

Produced by Peter Bull

Book, Music & Lyrics by Erik Ransom

Directed and Choreographed by William Spencer 

Musical Director – Aaron Clingham

Designer – David Shields

Sound Design – Josh Robins

General Management – RED Entertainment

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Check out the Original Cast Recording

Available on iTunes, Amazon music, Apple Music

CD available to buy at The Union Theatre

Sample tracks on 

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