After The Act - New Wolsey Theatre

After The Act

Showing from Tue 29 — Wed 30 Oct
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After the Act

“Queers in classrooms!” “Perverts panicking parents!”
A new, 1980’s-inspired musical about pride, protest… and abseiling lesbians.

Section 28 was the landmark legislation that silenced a generation, offered a global blueprint for LGBTQ+ oppression and ended up galvanising a community. This show is funny, camp and unapologetically queer but also a clear-eyed exposure of the political playbook used to enact repressive laws.

(Almost) every word is taken from first-hand interviews, news articles and speeches. Touching personal narratives emerge from the wider political story as we go from the adolescent anguish of the classroom to the heated debates of Parliament, via impassioned street demonstrations and euphoric celebration.
The joyously exuberant original score, performed live, conjures the music of The Section 28 Years: protest songs, house music, and of course, disco!

Two decades after Section 28’s repeal, multi-award-winning theatre company, Breach (It’s True, It’s True, It’s True) sing and dance on the grave of this watershed moment.

★★★★ ‘Empowering and gut-wrenching... full of righteous anger and euphoric 80s synths’ The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Heart-rending yet joyful... brilliantly conveys the hysteria and outrage of Section 28’ The Stage

A Breach production commissioned by New Diorama. Co-produced by Brighton Festival, HOME, New and Warwick Arts Centre.

Ages 14+

Presented by Breach

Content Advice: This show features references to suicide and child abuse, and uses homophobic language.


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Tuesday 29 Oct 2024

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Wednesday 30 Oct 2024

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Aged Under 26£13.00£13.00£13.00£13.00
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