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Queer Theatre

LGBT+ Stories & Social Change
In partnership with Pride in London

6 - 14 July

National Theatre

Queer Theatre

To mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, the NT looks at how theatre has charted the LGBT+ experience through a series of rehearsed readings, exhibitions, talks and screenings.

Rehearsed Readings, 6 - 10 July

To celebrate Pride weekend a world-class group of directors and actors brought seminal queer plays back to the stage in an act of celebration and remembrance.

Follow the links for information and to view the casting for each reading:

Neaptide (1986), by Sarah Daniels
Directed By Sarah Frankcom

Wig Out (2008), by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Certain Young Men (1999), by Peter Gill
Directed by Peter Gill

Bent (1979), by Martin Sherman
Directed by Stephen Daldry

The Drag (1927), by Mae West
Directed by Polly Stenham

Free Exhibition – In Visible Ink

Tracing LGBT+ stories at the NT.
23 June – 21 September 2017, Free

Talks and Screenings

On Screen: Paris was a Woman
Wed 5 July, Cottesloe Room, 6pm

In Context: Queer Stages UK
Wed 5 July, Cottesloe Room, 2-5pm

Sharp Shots: Pride Culture
Thu 6 July, Cottesloe Room, 11.30am and 6pm

National Debate: LGBT+ Rights – sorted?
Thu 6 July, Dorfman Theatre, 6–7pm

On Screen: Bette Bourne – It Goes with the Shoes
Fri 7 July, Cottesloe Room, 6–8pm

On Screen: Tangerine
Mon 10 July, Cottesloe Room, 6pm

Talk: Drag as Art Form
Wed 12 July, Cottesloe Room, 6–7pm

Talk: Trans Culture
Fri 14 July, Cottesloe Room, 6–7pm