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Queer Folio 2023 – Scratch Night

11 May 2023 19:30 - 21:00

You, yes you – you’re invited to a super sassy sharing of exciting new works in progress by a dazzling team of LGBTQ+ artists from across the nation. Join us for a sneaky preview of three gorgeous new acts that reconnect Shakespeare’s plays with their queerness after four centuries of far too much straightening out. · FORD AND PAGE – a beautiful exploration of the overlooked queer relationship between Mistress Ford and Mistress Page by KATE LEWIS (adapted from THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR) · MAIN CHARACTER ENERGY – a fabulous modern foray into the relationship between Sebastian (Seb) and Antonio (Anton) by SIMON MARSHALL (adapted from THE TEMPEST) · MERCUTIO – We all know the story of R+J...but what of Mercutio? An insightful glance into a queer story untold by JD STEWART (adapted from ROMEO AND JULIET) Part of the Queer Folio project – a national celebration of LGBTQ+ creativity in response to the First Folio – Shakespeare’s complete(ish) works – first published 400 years ago this year. Find out more at #QueerFolio. Supported by Arts Council England.