SOLD OUT ‘The Burnley Buggers' Ball’ & ‘Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator’ (LGBT History events)
|Starts:||19:30 24 Feb 2017|
|Ends:||21:00 24 Feb 2017|
|What is it:||Theatre/Performance|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£8 / £5|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PERFORMANCE IS NOW SOLD OUT.
The Burnley Buggers’ Ball
written by Stephen M Hornby
directed by Matt Hassall
Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator
written by Abi Hynes
directed by Helen Parry
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights.
LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Productions to rediscover this amazing forgotten history.
The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by award-winning playwright Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting held at Burnley Central Library which gave birth to the modern gay rights movement.
Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator, by Abi Hynes, dramatises the political activism of a bus driver sacked for nothing more than wearing a Lesbian Liberation badge. She fought back and started a battle won decades later.
Be prepared to take sides and get involved in these two fantastic immersive dramas.
Following the performance, there will be short Q&A with Mike Jackson (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners) and the writers: Stephen M Hornby & Abi Hynes. It will be chaired by Paul Fairweather (author of Hidden Histories, the Burnley LGBT heritage trail).
- age 12+
- Seating for this event is not guaranteed, and the performance involves some standing. If you have any access requirements please make the box office aware so that you can be accommodated.
To book please visit http://ow.ly/DTWK307a4S8 or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box office, stating any access requirements.
Travel and Contact Information
John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama