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Russell Tovey celebrates return of iconic London cabaret bar Molly Moggs

June 16, 2017

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An iconic London gay bar has re-opened its door after telling customers it would be closed for good.

Molly Moggs, in Soho, London, was understood to have closed its door for good earlier in the year.

The bar and cabaret venue shocked customers when it shut at the end of March, the latest of many closed gay bars in the UK capital.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé, said she was “devastated” at the time.

Molly Moggs

The venue has now announced a surprise return after two months closed.

Mnaagement posted on Facebook at the start of June, writing: “Rumours. Questions. Speculations. We can now answer them!

“Here’s a few answers. Who’s ready for next Monday?!

“Our doors will be open, business will resume. Excited? We are more so!”

The venue is now set to have a grand re-opening on 19 June.

Remarking on the news, Being Human star russell Tovey wrote online: “Really really really????? Thats so so so awesome!!!!”

molly Moggs sign

The small venue is renowned for it Sunday drag shows, often surprising passing tourists with its loud evening shows.

Back in March it was believed the venue had shut for good.

An official statement from Molly Moggs’ Facebook page read: “It comes with a heavy heart that we have to inform you all of this situation.

“Unfortunately today we say goodbye to the Molly Moggs that we’ve all loved for many years.

“We can’t thank our loyal customers and our new customers enough for sticking with us through the thick and thin and making it such a valuable part of Soho.

“Who knows what the future holds for good old Molly’s but for now ‘there will be no singing drag queens at Molly Moggs.”

More: Amy Lamé, cabaret, drag queens, gay bar, London, Mayor of London, Molly moggs, Sadiq Khan, Soho

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