David Hoyle: Diamond

Soho Theatre Presents

David Hoyle: Diamond

  • Mon 13 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 7.15pm
  • Soho Theatre
  • From £7

Diamond explores LGBT history spanning the 60-year period from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events Diamond charts David’s rise from gay adolescent in Blackpool in the north of England, to famous Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomena.

Revisiting landmark events such as the Wolfenden Report, the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the repeal of Section 28 and the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, and more recent LGBT political activists, Diamond offers moments of reflection and insights into this history and on-going struggle for equality.

The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a LGBT history we are proud of. – David Hoyle

Diamond is a piece of theatre that navigates counter-cultures, queer gender and sexuality, and British attitudes, and will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.

With special guests The LipSinkers

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 75mins Approx

David Hoyle: Diamond Performances

Mon 13 Nov 7:15pm
Tue 14 Nov 7:15pm
Wed 15 Nov 7:15pm
Thu 16 Nov 7:15pm
Fri 17 Nov 7:15pm
Sat 18 Nov 7:15pm

Cast

Writer and Performer
David Hoyle

Creative team

Director
Mark Whitelaw
Producer and Dramaturg
Jayne Compton

Production

Sound Designer
Richard Torry
Visual Designer and Photographer
Lee Baxter
Lighting Designer
Lawrence Rekkie