He will take the stage at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End for one night only on Monday 26 June, 2017.
Alongside 20 other performers this West End gala showcases the true-life coming-out drama as part of the Pride in London Festival. All proceeds go to Switchboard – the LGBT+ helpline charity.
OUTINGS is directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley, with Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain – writer of Rotterdam – as associate director. Other cast members include comedians Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering, Andrew Doyle, Camille Ucan and Lizzie Roper; actors including Olivier Award winner Nichola McAuliffe and Whatsonstage Award nominee Ian Hallard, with further casting to be announced.
“I’m delighted to be appearing in this moving and funny show and to support the amazing work done by Switchboard,” said Gatiss.
OUTINGS, the world’s first show based on coming-out stories premiered to huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and has since delighted audiences on tour around the UK.
Inspired by recent high-profile ‘comings out’ by stars of stage, screen and sports, the show celebrates the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from around the world, exploring how they came out and what effect it has had on them.