About This Show

The true story of Hollywood’s Notorious Gay Movie Star. William “Billy” Haines was a popular MGM movie star in the 1920’s who was fired by studio boss Louis B. Mayer because he was gay and refused to give up his lifelong partner, Jimmie Shields, and marry the silent screen vamp Pola Negri in a sham lavender marriage. As punishment, his films were pulled from release and sealed in the MGM vaults never to be seen again, and his official studio photographs were destroyed. It was an attempt to erase him completely from movie history. But Billy and Jimmy’s turbulent, passionate love affair was to survive and lasted over 50 years. This is their story.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 09 May 2024 Final Performance: 31 July 2024
Location: The Prince of Wales Cabaret Venue, Inner London

150 Drury Lane,

Inner London,


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