Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.

Jan
30
Tue
Her Not Him @ Theatre503
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Her Not Him @ Theatre503 | England | United Kingdom

Bea, an older woman, comes out late in life. She nabs herself a young lover, Ellie, who has aspirations of starting a family and putting them both on a path to domestic bliss. Then Bea meets Jemima, who catches her eye and steels her away from Ellie. It all falls apart when Bea finally meets James, the boy beneath Jemima’s make-up, wigs and glamour, who doesn’t excite her quite as much.

Her Not Him marks Lughnacy Productions’ debut: a comedy drama exploring the things that keep us going in life, relationships that don’t fall under tidy labels, and the very human missteps we make when it comes to sexuality and sexual politics.

Lughnacy Productions is a new female-led theatre company of multi-disciplined artists, set up in 2017 to perform works with a female and LGBTQ focus.

Feb
2
Fri
Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality? @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality? @ Omnibus Theatre

For ages 16 +
In this solo conversation-musical, which is totally a thing, bisexual theatre maker Jenifer Toksvig asks all the really big and important questions…
…Is bisexuality invisible, does it get erased, or is it just pretend? Yes, but what actually is a conversation-musical? A conversical? Would you like a chocolate?
Jenifer takes us through 12 genuine questions in her quest for the answer to that crucial Question 13.
“I just wanted more.”
Always a Critic Podcast (possibly just talking about the chocolate)
This show contains sexual references, rude drawings, and swearing. Adults only.
Trigger warning: sexual assault.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
3
Sat
Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 6:00 am
Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Fifty LGBTQ+ creative practitioners. Two days to write and rehearse.
And tons of tiny LGBTQ+ shows spontaneously devised by collaborators who may have only just met.Spend the weekend bearing witness to the incredible creating and crafting or simply join us for the performance on Sunday.
“Exhausting, frenzied, funny, touching, human, daring, experimenting, ukulele-ing, sweating. laughing, encouraging, love, respect, celebration, and whatever the word is for when you think you’re going to be frightened and nervous and useless and then it just doesn’t happen like that and everything is amazing.”
Previous Participant
Trigger warnings: devised, improvised work may spontaneously include sexual content and diverse triggers.

Gift Tickets £5
Please consider adding some Gift Tickets to your order. These will be used to subsidise Pay What You Can tickets.
Pay What You Can Tickets £0-£20
Subsidised tickets may be available in increments of £5. Please enquire at Box Office.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Drag Me To Love @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Drag Me To Love @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
So, imagine this. You are 14 years old and you are a drag queen. It’s golden stilettos, ripped fishnets, shoulder pads, and neon bobs. It’s Doncaster, 2009.
A Bonnie and the Bonnenets production
This autobiographical show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter, we follow Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos. But not everything is as it seems and slowly the glamorous world of drag fades away. We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance. You are bound to fall as we drag you into love.
“Fun, flirty and full of classic musical hits”
A Younger Theatre
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
5
Mon
The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 12+
If a dying man questioned what you were doing with your life, how would you answer? And would it be something that you were willing to admit?
1941.Guy’s Hospital, London. A battered copy of War and Peace, an illiterate Cockney dying of cancer, and a philosopher handing out pills. Is this all that defines them, or could they become something more? Written by Ron Elisha, winner of four Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, The Soul of Wittgenstein is a “perfectly paced … tragically beautiful play” (A Younger Theatre). It is simultaneously pertinent and engrossing, amusingly confrontational, yet tender. Directed by award-winning Dave Spencer, the play asks what happens when we open up, when we put aside our differences, and when we force ourselves to feel.
★ ★ ★ ★ “effortless … a scintillating, subtle and intense play”
London Theatre1.com
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
9
Fri
BRUCE @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm
BRUCE @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For Ages 12+
Written and performed by Georgia Bruce, Bruceincorporates drag and musical comedy.
The show takes the traditional character comedy formula, queers it up, shakes it up and adds a healthy dose of Dolly Parton for good measure. A step en route to Georgia’s solo Fringe debut in 2018.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
10
Sat
I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 12+
Being you sounds nice, but we don’t know who you are.
Or who we are for that matter. Maybe we are what we (who we) want? Poet and Playwright Hal Coase and actor and theatre maker Mary Higgins present an exciting night of poetry readings and monologues about desire, doubt, and what they might have to say to each other.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
16
Fri
HIP @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 16 all-day
HIP @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 16+

Contains adult themes

A Brighton flat caught between two timelines and personalities.
Your host Jolie Booth welcomes you into her squat in 2002, before transporting you away in space and time, to the home of Anne Clarke during 70s Bohemian Brighton. A semi-autobiographical one-woman show based around found objects.
With a strong connection with her audience, Jolie will soon make you feel at home in her cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. Her soothing and passionate storytelling interweaves Anne’s real letters and diaries with vestiges from her own life to reveal an immediate and clear association.
“An authentic and human exploration of inherently unstable modern tribalism”
Sick of the Fringe
“We are invited to explore questions around memory, tribe, kinship, and connections between lives”
Fringe Review
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
18
Sun
Once Upon a City @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Once Upon a City @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Sun 18 Feb, 11 am & 2pm

For ages 4-7 and their families.
Join us in this interactive storytelling session, as we follow the story of one brilliant princess in her journey from the North to the South of the City to meet another, equally brilliant princess.
Bring your imagination with you so we can build the story together, creating unexpected twists, eccentric characters and magical moments. Expect puppetry, shadow play and hilarious jokes as we head off on a storytelling adventure together.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
23
Fri
The Other Team @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Other Team @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
Jessy and Nicholas are big gays. Well, Nicholas is big, Jessy is quite little. But they are still Grown Up Gays.
They feel like they’ve been there, done that, got the queershirt. The hard part is done, whoever they were before can be forgotten. Life, love and YOU start at coming out. Someone said that. Could have sworn it. Right?
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
24
Sat
Hotter @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm
Hotter @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
“People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history” – Ann (97)
Devised by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, HOTTER is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. The moments when our bodies give us away. It’s about being embarrassed and embarrassing. It’s about your best friend, teenage crush, frenemy, mother, teacher, lover. The first, worst and best time you came. Most of all it’s about your body and being able to love it and laugh at it.
“Frequently funny, endearingly frank”
Three Weeks
“A dynamic love letter to bodies, theirs and yours”
Edinburgh Guide
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A Younger Theatre

This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
25
Sun
Tell Me the Truth About Love @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Tell Me the Truth About Love @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

A new play by Sue Blundell celebrating the relationship between the composer Benjamin Britten and his long-term partner, tenor Peter Pears.
Based on “My Beloved Man: The Letters of Britten and Pears” (published by Aldeburgh Studies in Music) the play opened Fitzfest 2017 to great acclaim.
Two actors, six musicians and one opera singer tell the story of a great British composer who struggled with society’s attitude to same-sex relationships, in a fascinating combination of live music and dynamic physical theatre.
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
26
Mon
Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show) @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show) @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Mon 26 – Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pm

For ages 14+
An improvised solo show about life and death, grief and joy, and making some sense of the space in between.
Stella Duffy has written sixteen novels, dozens of short stories, and devised and written fourteen plays. She has written and performed two other solo shows, directed and acted in many more. This will not be like any of that. She’s had cancer twice. This might be a bit about that. She’s been improvising since 1987, that’ll help.
It’s not rehearsed, it’s not written, it will be very live and about process as much as product – quite a lot like life.
Please note the Tuesday 27 show will be a relaxed performance.
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
28
Wed
Forbidden Love @ Royal Exchange Theatre
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
Forbidden Love @ Royal Exchange Theatre

HALF A CENTURY AFTER THE LEGALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY, ‘THE GIFTED SINGER JESSICA WALKER’ (NY TIMES) AND MD JOSEPH ATKINS PRESENT A PROVOCATIVE CABARET ABOUT ILLICIT SAME-SEX DESIRE IN TIMES OF REPRESSION.

Beginning with the male impersonators of the Victorian music hall and the first openly gay songs of the Weimar Cabaret in 1920s Berlin, we journey through the erotic songs of 1930s Paris, and into the hidden sexualities of artists in Britain and America, right up to the introduction of the infamous clause 28 in the 1980s. From Noel Coward to Dusty Springfield via Marlene Dietrich, this is an evening of queer history in song not to be missed.

Mar
21
Wed
Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino
Mar 21 – May 6 all-day
Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino

‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times

An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!

Welcome to the Glitz of the Blitz; where showgirls, secrets and scandal abound. A world where aristocrats jostle with black-market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and nothing is quite as it seems.

Maggie Brown, an aspiring singer and her best friend George Nowodny, a songwriter and Jewish refugee, perform a dazzling act at the newest night club in town, owned by wealthy socialite and RAF war-hero, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. Maggie’s beau Tom Connor, paves the way for the sexy and charismatic ‘Miss Nightingale’ to be born, and the musical duo quickly find themselves with a West-End hit! However, what the leading lady doesn’t know, is that George and Sir Frank are hiding a secret and as Miss Nightingale’s success grows, so does a forbidden love between the two men!

Miss Nightingale, the brand-new British musical, receives its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino following five sold-out UK tours and a headline season at The Vaults in 2017. Having been hailed as one of the Guardian’s Top 50 must-sees, now is your chance to experience the show-stopping 1942 set musical, where gay glamour, vintage sounds and spunky Blitz spirit are brought sensationally to life.

Immerse yourself in the wartime world of Miss Nightingale- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to come back for more. Book cabaret style seating now for an unrivalled West End experience unlike any other.