Rose Collis will be presenting a new illustrated talk, Player Kings and Queens: Equity Founders and Friends in LGBT History’, at a special LGBT History Month event for entertainment union Equity.
Equity was formed in 1930 and its founding members included many major lesbian, gay and bisexual stage stars of the day, including Ivor Novello, John Gielgud and the union’s first female President Beatrix Lehmann. Rose will share stories and pictures of these major stage stars and their creative cohort, including Clemence Dane’s ‘Tavistock Set’.
The Sussex-based writer and performer was elected to Equity’s national LGBT+ Equalities Committee in June 2017 and is best-known for her plays and books featuring real-life LGBT personalities, including ‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’, ‘Not Wanted on Voyage’ and ‘Wanting The Moon’.
The event will be introduced Introduced by former Committee member, presenter and London Night Czar Amy Lamé.
There will be wine and snacks on the night.
‘Player Kings and Queens’, written and presented by Rose Collis, will be on Wednesday 28 February, 6.30pm, at Equity’s head office, Guild House, Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9EG (Tube: Leicester Sq).
All are welcome — (including non-members). The event is free, but booking is recommended: tickets are available at: https://tinyurl.com/ya5z6a3j
For more information, contact Ian Manborde at firstname.lastname@example.org