The Trials of Oscar Wilde – Sale Waterside Arts

On 14th February 1895, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest opened to triumphant success at St James' Theatre in London. Within 100 days, Wilde found himself bankrupted, disgraced and sentenced to two years imprisonment for "committing acts of gross indecency with a male". He suffered a tragic fall from being a successful playwright to... Continue Reading →

All I See Is You – Hope Mill Theatre

The world was outraged when Brunei announced that it would make homosexuality punishable by stoning to death. LGBTQ+ activists protested, pleading with leading global businesses to boycott dealings with Brunei companies. Thankfully, this led to the country deciding to reverse their decision. The headlines exposed the shocking number of countries where homosexuality is still criminalised,... Continue Reading →

Drag Becomes Her – HOME, Manchester

As a drag parody of the cult movie, Death Becomes Her, Peaches Christ's show, Drag Becomes Her turns the bitter rivalry between ageing Hollywood actresses, Meryl Streep and Goldie Horn into one between two leading drag queens. As they both take a potion that makes them live forever, hilarity ensues. Veteran winner of Ru Paul's... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – May 2019

The best thing about living in Manchester is the abundance of theatre on offer. From the smallest fringe venues to large theatres, there is always something fantastic to watch. Here is my pick of what to watch across Manchester in May. RICHARD III - HOME, MANCHESTER On until 4th May 2019 After decades of the... Continue Reading →

No Kids – Contact Theatre (Lowry)

Choosing to start a family and to have children is a monumental, life-changing decision. For LGBT couples, this is further complicated by having to choose how to have a baby, whether through adoption, fostering or surrogacy. There are a host of different choices available to aspiring parents, but which one is best? In No Kids, real-life... Continue Reading →

The Adhesion of Love – Martin Harris Centre

Marking LGBT History Month, Stephen Hornby's The Adhesion of Love celebrates the Victorian men for whom homosexuality was strictly forbidden. In a time when being openly gay was punishable by incarceration, the story of these incredible men is vitally important and needs to be told to a contemporary audience. "We must not let social conventions... Continue Reading →

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