25th - 26th May 2018
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TAKE ME SOMEWHERE @ MAYFESTO
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.
Written & performed by David Hoyle, with special guests The Lipsinkers
Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Producer & Dramaturg Jayne Compton
Commissioned by Contact
Note: Contains adult themes, strong language, strobe lighitng and audience interaction.
Image: Lee Baxter