Event Calendar

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Jun
27
Tue
Queers @ The Kings Head Theatre
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Queers @ The Kings Head Theatre  | England | United Kingdom

Writer Patrick Cash ( The HIV Monologues ) and director Peter Darney ( 5 Guys Chillin’ ) bringing Queers to London, an exhilarating play about LGBTQ empowerment in 2017. After storming the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, both Em-Lou Productions and Dragonflies Theatre are proud to present these vital queer stories of London life back in their native city.

★★★★★ “A glorious collage of penetrating portraits” – Gay Times

Larry is 25, on a real straight stag-do looking out for the ‘laydeez’… And perhaps a lad. Trashbag Trish is a tawdry drag queen, returning to her rural after her Irish father’s death. Carol is a schoolteacher during the time of Section 28. Young Soho barman Danny is being told a story of gay liberation by drunk Old Tom. And Sapphire dares to be black and trans on the streets of Dalston. Their lives are about to intertwine on one fateful, cruel April night…

★★★★★ “I felt myself mesmerised… A must-see” – QX Magazine

Jul
27
Thu
London/Budapest @ Arcola Theatre
Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm
London/Budapest @ Arcola Theatre | England | United Kingdom

LONDON/BUDAPEST by David Thame
Thursday 27 July at 8.30pm
“What a trail we leave behind us…..And we never look back to see who is
shoveling it up.”
Rent boys and writers; saunas and spies: two deadly Sunday evenings in a
London flat, fifty years apart.
Two men take a high-stakes gamble. One in the shadow of the Cold War
Burgess/Maclean defection and the anti-gay purges of the 1950s. The other
caught up in today’s chilly relationship with Putin’s Russia. Their choice is between
desire and politics, success and failure. But what happens when your history
catches up with you, and you cannot press “delete”?
LONDON/ BUDAPEST is a tense, tender and compelling look at the price of
getting it wrong inspired by real life Hungarian emigée Adam de Hegedus, author
of the UK’s first gay bestseller The Heart in Exile (1953); and by the notorious
spy-in-the-sports-bag case of 2010.
Director: Richard Speir

Nov
7
Tue
The Blue Hour of Natalie Barney @ Arcola Theatre
Nov 7 – Nov 11 all-day
The Blue Hour of Natalie Barney @ Arcola Theatre | England | United Kingdom

“They say it takes two to tango – in my case it’s probably three, or more…”

In the blue hour of twilight, one trailblazing artist paints a remarkable picture: of her life, her liaisons and her passionate self-belief.

Natalie Barney was an unstoppable force in modernism and the early gay rights movement. Her lovers were the most beautiful women of the era; her friends were the most celebrated artists of twentieth century culture.

Step into her Paris salon – like Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Greta Garbo before you – to hear her tale in person, and to witness her wild and visionary creed up close.

Amanda Boxer (Mosquitoes, National Theatre; Medea, Almeida Theatre) plays Natalie Barney in the world premiere of this revealing new play by Frances Bingham, directed by Kenneth Hoyt.