Queers

£10 - £15

Queers marks and celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century. 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21, this series of eight monologues will be staged across two evenings at The Old Vic.

Queers is curated by Mark Gatiss and produced in partnership with the BBC, with short film versions of the monologues to be screened on BBC Four this summer. The monologues will be directed by Mark Gatiss and Old Vic Associate Directors Joe Murphy and Max Webster.

Schedule

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Queer|Art, New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce a special Fall season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 16-December 2. Organized by guest curators Vivian Crockett, Camilo Godoy, and Carlos Mottaa?"the season, titled Chicas y Fantasmas, explores the shells we inhabit to move through the world. Presented by four contemporary Latinx artists, the season assembles a fierce ensemble of showgirls, cyborgs, glam rockers, and two Chicana teens who defy gendered expectations, ableist norms, and society's limitations to actualize their own self-constructed identities and shape a vision of the world in which they want to live. A full itinerary follows. All screenings begin at 8pm.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
NewFest, New York's leading LGBTQ Film and Media Arts organization, has revealed the 'HalloKween' genre-focused lineup for the 31st Annual New York LGBTQ Film Festival. The 2019 program, held the week before Halloween, includes the Nicole Maines (CW's “Supergirl”) led transgender vampire film BIT; the documentary SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, about the controversial sequel of the Wes Craven classic that prematurely ended Mark Patton's acting career; and the Spanish alien rescue mission film BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET, which won the coveted Teddy Award at this year's Berlinale Film Festival. The announcement was made today by NewFest Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director Of Programming Nick McCarthy.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
For the final season in their Kennington home, Ovalhouse's Demolition Party Season will see collaboration between engineers and companies to allow artists dismantle parts of the building as part of their creative process. After 80 years as a community venue and 55 years as a professional theatre, Ovalhouse will relocate to Brixton, opening a brand new, purpose-built theatre in spring 2021.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2019
a?oeWhat the hell did I just sit through?a?? was my visceral reaction upon leaving the opening night performance of A.D. Timms' Tall Tales a?" the original a?oequeer horror storya?? presented by Woven Theatre Company at The Barbershop Theatre through October 20. Now, some 96 hours later as I sit down to compose my review of the piece, I find myself continuing to ponder that question.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Staircase Theatre is proud to announce an exciting festival made of a collection of our favourite shows and artists from this year's Fringea?"from Vancouver, and beyond!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre proudly recognizes National Coming Out Day with the Second Annual Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom. The four-day festival takes place October 10a?"13, 2019 across Planet Ant's performance venues in Hamtramck, MI: The Planet Ant Black Box Theater, Ant Hall, and Ghost Light Bar.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater will present queer composer and vocalist Trevor Bachman in a suite of songs and poetry on Friday, October 25th, at 7 p.m.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Staircase Theatre is proud to announce an exciting festival made of a collection of our favourite shows and artists from this year's Fringea?"from Vancouver, and beyond! We're excited to bring back Didn't Hurt written and performed by Rodney Decroo, directed by TJ Dawe, Where the Quiet Queers Are by Amplify Choral Theatre, Ragamuffin Productions Legoland, Power Pause Productions original world premiere The Morning After with Pam & Paula, How I Killed My Nan a storytelling/standup journey performed by Dion Arnold and the smash hit Monster Theatre's No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery written and performed by Ryan Gladstone. Fresh from the Fringe, these artists are ready to pluck your heartstrings, knock you sideways, and make you laugh.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
After having recently announced a reading series organized by Sarah Schulman and an Associate Artist program, Performance Space New York continues to explore new ways of shaping its organizational structure around the creative desires of artists with Octopus, a new artist-curated series of performances (December 2018-June 2019). Occurring simultaneously but independent from the Spring season's the No Series (January-May 2019) and Schulman's First Mondays: Reading of New Works in Progress (now-May 2019), Octopus gives select artists the autonomy to bring together performers on their radar, working in any number of disciplines, for evening-length programs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2018
The King's Head Theatre, Making Productions and RGM Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Cake, coffin, gavel, choir, composers, live musical trolling! On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo-poet Walt Whitman's birth, a group of Philly queers and misfits known as The Bearded Ladies Cabaret gathers to put this ancestor and his legacy on trial. Should Whitman be canceled? Can he be? Come with friends, complaints, heroes and villains alike. All are welcome. Presented by La MaMa, the New York premiere performances will take place in the Ellen Stewart Theater (June 20 - 29).
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019
Co-produced with CounterPulse Theater, Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada, a multimedia performance piece that dives into the junction of horror, speculative fiction and storytelling. Inspired by historical events in the Muslim world and Islamophobia in modern day America and Europe, this collaboratively devised performance merges together fashion, music, video, movement and poetry to reveal a queer and Muslim centered future.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is pleased to announce Mister Deviant, Comrade Degenerate: Selected Works by Yevgeniy Fiks, a new summer exhibition on view June 15 through July 31, 2019. The nine works, consisting of still photographs and multimedia installations, address the subject of the political deviant, the sexual outlaw, and the uncensored artist, who all became the shared others for the Cold War-era Soviets and Americans, and remain a problematic political legacy that resonates today. Fiks will attend an opening reception on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the third show of their 11th season: BE MORE CHILL. Performances will be June 7 through June 29 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. There will also be a pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, June 27. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door/$22 for groups of 6 or more in advance only. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets and more information available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its "Circa '69" season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece Loot. Bart DeLorenzodirects this tour de force of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce for aJune 8 opening, with performances continuing through Aug. 10.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Today, Sons Of An Illustrious Father -- the genre-queer trio comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller -- have released a unique cover of The Pussycat Dolls' iconic single “Don't Cha” today. Watch the video for the song HERE via Another Man.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Orpheus Productions will present three performances of a workshop presentation of Shakespeare's Criminal, a new chamber opera with music by Dustin Peters and libretto by Sky Gilbert, starring Marion Newman, Dion Mazerolle and Nathaniel Bacon, April 26-28, 2019 at Factory.
by Chris Arneson - Jun 7, 2019
Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the third show of their 11th season, The Denver Premiere of Be More Chill. 
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 4, 2019
Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes will take place as part of Stonewall 50 at La MaMa, a month-long celebration of World Pride with exciting voices from around the globe and down the block, featuring multiple generations of queer performers as they pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
New York-based Houses on the Moon Theater Company and Mumbai-based Anekant Productions are proud to present the second installment of The Q Story Stream, a series of storytelling performances in Los Angeles and Mumbai, India in which live, true stories from queer storytellers in each city are presented. With the help of livestreaming and recorded video, LA-based artists are presented alongside storytellers from halfway across the planet. The performance in Los Angeles will take place on Thursday, June 20th at 8pm at Art Share L.A., located at 801 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Being a 20-something queer is hard. Being a 20-something queer living in Sydney is… something else, I guess.
by Steve Murray - Jun 23, 2019
BWW Review: THE SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN'S CHORUS PRESENTS 'QUEENS' at The Sydney Goldstein Theater, a retrospective of powerful LGBTQ Queens from the 60's to today.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Corkscrew Theater Festival, which runs July 10-August 3, inaugurates its Corkscrew Downstairs series of workshop productions this summer in the lower level theater at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). The four projects all take classic texts as a starting point, including A Doll's House, Twelfth Night, the poetry of Walt Whitman, and Leslie Feinberg's 1993 novel Stone Butch Blues. The Downstairs series shares one team of designers -Dan Daly (sets), Christina Tang (lights), and Cinthia Chen (props)-and one flexible repertory set, deepening the festival's focus on exploring collaboration in different forms.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Cake, coffin, gavel, choir, composers, live musical trolling! On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded poet Walt Whitman's birth, a group of Philly queers and misfits known as The Bearded Ladies Cabaret gathers to put this ancestor and his legacy on trial. Should Whitman be canceled? Can he be? Come with friends, complaints, heroes and villains alike. All are welcome. Presented by La MaMa, the New York premiere performances will take place in the Ellen Stewart Theater (June 20 - 29).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Today, The Trevor Project announced that GRAMMY-Award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter Daya and the cast of the Broadway musical, The Prom, will perform at the organization's TrevorLIVE New York gala in New York City on Monday, June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. The organization also announced that Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness will present Cara Delevingne with the 2019 Hero Award, and actor Jonathan Tucker will present Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos with the Champions Award.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Fresh off headlining at the historic Carolines on Broadway, the new queen of comedy rock returns to Union Hall for the Golden Hours Live Comedy Series. Featuring stand up, original songs, and a live rock band, Tessa Skara: Rock Goddess is one part comedy special, one part rock concert.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2019
BWW catches up with Crystal Rasmussen to chat about bringing The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure For Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete's Foot) LIVE! to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Queer Cat Productions is the brainchild of Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, and Nicole Jost a?"who met as MFA students at San Francisco State University. All three are award winning playwrights who wanted to break the mold of the traditional theatre company. QCP does just that, by creating playful, perspective-queering, boundary-pushing theater and immersive experiences at the intersection of theater, games, and storytelling. We are committed to curiosity about evolving forms; haunting: memory, resilience, genre-fluidity; and to the spirit of play, as interactive and consensual, as a space for risk and spectacular failure, as stories that we co-create, storytellers and audience, and that create us in return.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
With four recent additions, 15 shows from the US, the UK and Australia are now appearing in v119 - a classy, fully accessible hub, new for Edinburgh Fringe 2019: four standup comedy shows (transfers from Free Fringe), high drama, spoken word, cabaret, and children's circus - plus five immersive dining experiences, including official Fringe favourite, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2019
BWW catches up with Ginger Johnson to chat about bringing Ginger Johnson's Happy Place to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 15, 2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its 'Circa '69' season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece LOOT, which asks us to wipe the fluff from our eyes and see society the way he sees it. And as a gay man during a time when British society forced artists into the closet, his farce comically examines a sort of rigged system that benefits bullies and oppressors and controls anyone stupid enough to go along with the lies. As directed by Bart DeLorenzo, this tale of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce suggests that the only acceptable alternative is to become a criminal, with Orton supplying laughs at everyone's expense along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
This July and August, the Goethe-Institut Washington and its local partners in the Queer as German Folk: Celebrating 50 Years of Transatlantic Rainbow Friendship project invite you to three very special screenings of German filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim's The AIDS Trilogy. Each of these three compelling documentaries explores a different facet of the AIDS crisis in New York City and Berlin. From the bold artwork of Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz, to the demonstrations of ACT UP and TAG, to the unusual backlash from Berlin's gay scene against pushes for safer sex practices, The AIDS Trilogy features interviewees who approached the AIDS crisis in a variety of ways throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Caps Lock Theatre presents PUSSYFEST VI: You Cannot Destroy Pussyfest today, January 22, 2019 at 8pm at Town Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is proud to present the Ontario premiere of Hot Brown Honey March 8 and 9, 2019 in the Main Theatre. Hot Brown Honey is an all female force of nature all the way from Australia, here to serve up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song. Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce - defiantly shattering cliches in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
One show, six one acts. The Dare Tactic's FactorEEE Workshop features the work of 6 playwrights developing short-form plays.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019
One show, six one acts. The Dare Tactic's FactorEEE Workshop features the work of 6 playwrights developing short-form plays.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
One show, six one acts. The Dare Tactic's FactorEEE Workshop features the work of 6 playwrights developing short-form plays.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
In a year in which the grande dame of downtown New York, and Andy Warhol Superstar marks 50 years of performance; the undisputed queen of the underground Penny Arcade, returns to Adelaide to celebrate the 25th Australian anniversary of her infamous sex and censorship show BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE!.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Caps Lock Theatre presents PUSSYFEST VI: You Cannot Destroy Pussyfest on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8pm at Town Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Queer Cat Productions is the brainchild of Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, and Nicole Jost a?"who met as MFA students at San Francisco State University. All three are award winning playwrights who wanted to break the mold of the traditional theatre company.
by Tara McGowan-Ross - Aug 13, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not: Hedwig is here to set the record straight on the whole Tommy Gnosis thing. Did you know she wrote all his songs?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Today, National Queer Theater announced the inaugural Criminal Queerness Festival, an official WorldPride partner event, which will take place June 13 - July 7, 2019 at IRT Theater. Coinciding with WorldPride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the festival explores the criminalization of LGBTQ communities in the 70 countries where it is still illegal to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
For Whitman's 200th birthday, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret are throwing a birthday funeral unlike anything that the queer poet ever experienced. Part of the 'Whitman at 200' celebration, CONTRADICT THIS! A BIRTHDAY FUNERAL FOR HEROES, directed by The Bearded Ladies' Artistic Director and Founder John Jarboe, comes to Cherry Street Pier (121 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia) from May 28 to June 2, 2019. Reviewing press are invited to the May 31 show at 7:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the third show of their 11th season, the Denver premiere of Be More Chill.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Cake, coffin, gavel, choir, composers, live musical trolling! On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth, a group of Philly queers and misfits known as The Bearded Ladies Cabaret gathers to put this ancestor and his legacy on trial.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
May is Lower East Side History Month, and Queer|Art is the new kid on the LES block, having recently relocated their offices from Nolita to the East Village this past year. Heralding their arrival to the neighborhood, they've organized four days of programming throughout May to celebrate the queer past, present, and future of their beloved new East Village home.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the third show of their 11th season, the Denver premiere of Be More Chill. Performances will be June 7 through 29 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.