Arcola Queer Collective

Queer Plays Then and Now: 1967 – 2017

Damien Hughes

Directed by: Nat Kennedy

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For the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Arcola Queer Collective are delving into the Unfinished Histories Archive and beyond,  to unearth and present snapshots of Queer Plays from 1967 to now.

Combined with new short play by writer, actor and Queer Collective founding member Damien Hughes, this important event will mark this anniversary by looking at the stride the LGBT+ community have made since 67’, whilst look forward to what the future may hold.

Will include extracts from:

  • MEN by Noel Greig and Don Milligan
  • RAISING THE WRECK by Sue Frumin
  • CINDERELLA – THE REAL TRUE STORY by Cheryl Moch and Holly Gewandter

This event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to support Unfinished Histories.

Unfinished Histories record the history of Alternative Theatre in the 1960s, 70s and 80s through interviews and the collecting of archive material. Companies in the archive are among some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain. Work ranges from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire, championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre. UH are a charity and their work relies on the support of trusts, foundations, individual donors and an army of volunteers.

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www.unfinishedhistories.com


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