Created in collaboration with Olivier Award-winning director Mark Whitelaw, Outburst favourite David Hoyle stars in a scripted stage show that explores LGBT history in the UK spanning the 60-year period from 1957 to 2017. Weaving intimate personal experiences with landmark political and social events, Diamond charts David’s rise from gay adolescent in Blackpool to Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomenon. Revisiting events such as the Wolfenden Report, the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the repeal of Section 28 and the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, this rousing and moving theatre show offers bare moments of personal reflection, fresh insights into queer history and a timely reminder of what we still have to fight for.
With specials guests The LipSinkers, Diamond is a unique celebration that navigates counter-cultures and queer experiences to lift up anyone with a song of liberation in their heart.
Please note that this is a theatre show and will start at 8.30pm sharp. Latecomers may not be admitted. Doors 8pm.
Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Producer and Dramaturge Jayne Compton
Sound Design Richard Torry
Lighting design Lawrence Rekkie
Visuals and photography Lee Baxter
Diamond was commissioned by Contact and supported by Arts Council England
Fri 10th November