Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British gay history, as seen through the eyes of six very different individuals.
A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding.
Poignant and funny, tragic and riotous, these monologues cover major events in 20th century gay life – From the danger of imprisonment to the Wolfenden Report of 1957. The HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980’s, and the debate over the age of consent and finally the advent of same sex marriages all told through deeply affecting but uplifting personal rites-of-passage stories.
Curated by Mark Gatiss, the monologues were commissioned to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men over the age of twenty-one. They were broadcast on BBC Four in 2017 starring Rebecca Front, Ian Gelder, Russell Tovey, Ben Whishaw, Fionn Whitehead and Alan Cumming . They were also staged to acclaim at The Old Vic in London.
The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss
Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield
I Miss the War by Matthew Baldwin
More Anger by Brian Fillis
A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis
Something Borrowed by Gareth McLean
Warning: Contains strong language and adult themes.
Age Guidance: 14 +
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