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Queer Theatre

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

May – 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 bring seminal queer plays back to the stage in an act of celebration and remembrance.

All tickets £15. General public booking opens 5 May. Member booking dates are detailed on the memberships page.

Neaptide (1986), by Sarah Daniels Thu 6 July, 7.30pm
Directed By Sarah Frankcom

Wig Out (2008), by Tarell Alvin McCraney Fri 7 July, 7.30pm
Directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Certain Young Men (1999), by Peter Gill Sat 8 July, 7.30pm
Directed by Peter Gill

Bent (1979), by Martin Sherman Sun 9th July, 2.30pm
Directed by Stephen Daldry

The Drag (1927), by Mae West Mon 10 July, 7.30pm
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 Women
Wed 5 July, Cottesloe Room, 6pm, £5/3

In Context: Queer Stages UK
Wed 5 July, Cottesloe Room, 2-5pm, £25/20

Sharp Shots: Pride Culture
Thu 6 July, Cottesloe Room, 11.30 and 6pm, £3

National Debate – LGBT Rights- sorted?
Thur 6 July, Dorfman Theatre, 6-7pm, £6/5

On Screen: Betty Bourne - It Goes with the Shoes
Fri 7 July, Cottesloe Room, 6-8pm, £5/3

On Screen: Tangerine
Mon 10 July, Cottesloe Room, 6pm, £5/3

Talk: Drag as Art Form
Wed 12 July, Cottesloe Room, 6-7pm, £6/5

Talk: Trans Culture
Fri 14 July, Cottesloe Room, 6-7pm, £6/5