‘A Haunted Existence’ show

When:
September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
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Where:
Blackfriars Priory
Cost:
12

Join Tom Marshman in a special performance blending creative technology, music and projection as he retraces the forgotten true story of a young local man who was arrested for gross indecency. In the early 1950s 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson was on the Exeter to Bristol train when he approached a plain clothed railway officer. This pass lead to Williamson being arrested: on questioning, Williamson revealed the names of men he had had sex with, beginning a domino effect of 17 arrests, prison, aversion therapy and suicide.

A Haunted Existence highlights the turmoil, stigma and heartbreak of this experience by weaving together history and hearsay to tell the story of Britain’s very recent, shameful past.

 

Friday 13 September | 7:30pm
Blackfriars Priory
(as a part of Gloucester History Festival)

Tickets: £12/£7

 

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