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DAVID HOYLE (England)

DIAMOND
MAYFESTO @ TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW
Fri 25th* & Sat 26th May 2018
8pm // 1hr // £15/£10
£10 tickets also available for U25s – use code DH25 when booking (ID required at time of event).

Presented by Take Me Somewhere & Outspoken Arts Scotland.
Written & Performed by David Hoyle, with special guests The Lipsinkers.
Director Mark Whitelaw
Producer & Dramaturg Jayne Compton
Commissioned by Contact.

Diamond is an avant-garde, angry and often hilarious journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to present day, told via the thrilling, passionate biography of David Hoyle, with musical interludes from London drag four-piece The Lipsinkers.

Weaving together intimate personal experience with public events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent working in BHS in Blackpool to Channel 4’s famous anti-drag queer cult phenomenon. Reclaiming renowned historical moments and reflecting on the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, Diamond revisits LGBT political history through Hoyle’s provocative and profound lens. Navigating and dissecting counter-cultures and British attitudes towards them, Diamond will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.

Main photo: Lee Baxter.

 

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Take Me Somewhere 2018

In association with Outspoken Arts Scotland, TMS will co-produce a number of exciting events with local, national and international talent in May 2018.  WATCH THIS SPACE!

Take Me Somewhere is Glasgow’s new festival of contemporary performance, building on the legacy of The Arches following its closure in 2015. The festival combines the best home-grown talent with some of the world’s most cutting-edge contemporary performers as part of an exciting programme of events.

Take Me Somewhere aims to provide a crucial support structure to Scotland’s most innovative and exciting community of artists and makers. The festival was founded in 2017 by Jackie Wylie, now Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, with the inaugural festival proving to be a huge success with both critics and audiences, selling out at venues across Glasgow.

The 2018 festival will take place in May and will be led by new Artistic Director LJ Findlay-Walsh and Executive Producer Gillian Garrity.

 

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