David Hoyle: Diamond

presented by Take Me Somewhere & Outspoken Arts
Scottish Premiere

25th - 26th May 2018


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


‘Excellent.’ **** Time Out

'Gloriously bad taste, extremely funny and properly unique.’ **** The Guardian

‘An explosion of energy, glitz, dance and drama.’ **** Everything Theatre

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