QC2014: To Russia With Love - Stage
Ticket Info£9 FULL // £5 CONC. [Profits go to Russian LGBT groups]
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To mark the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Manchester's LGBT theatre community are presenting To Russia With Love: Stage, an evening of striking, funny and inspiring new drama to highlight homophobia and promote LGBT rights in Russia. Supported by Arts Council England and community partners.
This unique performance features four specially commissioned pieces of drama :
- One Abstention by Stephen Hornby (Loving Her): in the near future, as the Russian Duma is about to pass a new law, one man faces a defining choice.
- Don’t Tell The Kids by Chris Hoyle (The Newspaper Boy, Tinned Up): on a sixth form college trip to the Sochi Olympics, two young people learn about love.
- Champions by Rob Ward (Away from Home): two young boxers and lovers who are in training to represent their country come to face another battle outside of the ring.
- Article 6.21 by Adam Zane (Outloud/Yesterday When I Was Young): a powerful piece of verbatim theatre with accounts from international athletes and ordinary Russians.
To Russia With Love: Stage is the culmination of To Russia With Love: Street & Stage Manchester’s 24 hours of performance protest. It reminds us of the most basic of all human rights: the right to love freely.
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- Suitable for over 14s.
- Profits from this show will go to support LGBT groups in Russia.
- Presented by Hope Theatre Company, VADA LGBTQ Theatre Company, and Working Progress Theatre Company, with support from Ric Watts.
- Supported by Arts Council England, Contact, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Taurus Bar and The University of Salford.
PART OF QUEER CONTACT 2014
- Queer Contact 2014 runs 6-15 February 2014. contactmcr.com/queercontact