LGBT History Month Feb 2022

Riot Act

Online | Streaming throughout February

The critically acclaimed stage production of Riot Act has been adapted into a digital theatre piece to celebrate LGBT History Month 2022 this February. Following a West End run and touring the UK, this ‘reimagining’ is created verbatim from interviews with a Stonewall survivor, a radical ‘70s drag artist, and a ‘90s AIDS activist. This beautiful online version is filmed at the iconic Hackney Empire, and will be available to stream throughout February.

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre | Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 26th February 2022, Mon – Sat at 19:45, Thu and Sat at 14:45

After attending a performance of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart, a young man’s life is changed forever thanks to the power of theatre. This heart-warming, coming of age story follows the life of a young actor and his call to gay pride and activism in New York during the onset of HIV/AIDS in the 80s.

Steve

Seven Dials Playhouse | Tuesday 8th February – Saturday 19th March 2022 at 19:30

Heartfelt, hysterical, and sharp-witted comedy Steve follows a group of middle-aged LGBTQ+ New Yorkers as they reflect on mortality, monogamy and musicals; with a Sondheim reference for every eventuality. The play navigates the highs and lows of getting older, long-term friendships, saying goodbye and being alive.

PROUD

The King’s Head Theatre | 22nd February – 12th March 2022 at 8.45pm

A queer love story about magnetic connections and overcoming your past: PROUD tells the story of Roland (Taofique Folarin) being liberated to live openly as a gay man following the death of his Pentecostal mother, falling for the younger Amir (Andrei Maniata) and navigating a complicated relationship with his son Gary (Kaine Hatukai). This powerful new drama tackles themes of race, trauma, religion and sexuality, with three complex characters bound by their desire to understand each other.