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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, 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.