Encore Meets – an Encore Radio podcast series. Go backstage in the West End, Broadway and beyond with Encore Radio’s exclusive theatre interviews.

In today’s Encore Meets episode, we sit down with the creator of The View UpStairs, Max Vernon. We find out more about how Max created this musical and how he came across this story.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.


The View UpStairs runs from 18 July to 24 August at Soho Theatre.

About The View UpStairs:

The musical opens in present-day when Wes, a young fashion designer buys an abandoned space, not realising this had been the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which, in 1973, was burned down in an arson attack, killing 32 people, making it the worst attack on the LGBTQ+ community until the 2016 shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The View UpStairs brings to life this forgotten community and takes the audience on an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration, celebrating the lives of those forgotten, while featuring a soulful, rock and jazz score.

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