Jane Hoy & Helen Sandler – Writing Festival Theatre

Writing Festival Theatre: Living Histories Cymru Jane Hoy reflects on how she and her partner, Helen Sandler, turned two local women who had become hidden from history into a ‘conversation in costume’ for OUTing the Past 2016. They have now produced a second show, about the Ladies of Llangollen, which they are offering in 2019. […]

Happy History Month 2018!

LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s […]

Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia […]

Festival Theatre 2016: ‘Devils in Human Shape’ & ‘Mister Stokes: The Man-Woman of Manchester’

This year there will be not one, but two new drama commissions for the theatre strand of the festivals: ‘Devils in Human Shape’ and ‘Mister Stokes: The Man-Woman of Manchester’. ‘Devils in Human Shape’ is devised and performed by Tom Marshman. ‘Mister Stokes: The Man-Woman of Manchester’ is a new drama written by Abi Hynes. […]

Another Country Revival

A play that exposed the extent of hypocrisy around male homosexuality and the establishment in  mid-twentieth century England is to be revived and shown in the West End. Another Country, which gave a  fictionalised account of the lives of a young Guy Burgess and the less well-known John Cornford, is showing at Trafalgar Studios from […]

Above The Stag Theatre presents: A HARD RAIN

Above The Stag Theatre, London’s gay-focused theatre which recently moved to a new, permanent home in Vauxhall presents – A Hard Rain, a new play set in the days before the Stonewall riots erupted. It opens on 26 February. The play is set in and around a mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, NYC, and is about “Ruby”, who is kicked out of the military after a year in Vietnam and winds up with no prospects, in drag, in the village. It’s in part about his journey towards activism. The play is also going to be published by the leading theatre publisher, Nick Hern Books, to coincide with the run.

A Taste Of Honey at the National Theatre during LGBT History Month

Groundbreaking play ‘A Taste Of Honey’ will be playing at the National Theatre during LGBT History Month (from 10th February). ‘Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s.