Until 01 Apr
Until 01 Apr
We all know that actions have consequences. So too does legislation passed by governments. What happens in classrooms and playgrounds if you stop teachers talking about homosexuality and gay rights? Now you can find out from the mouths of those who grew up under Section 28, the legislation passed by the Thatcher government to outlaw what they saw as the promotion of homosexuality in schools. The makers of After the Act were all in primary school while the legislation—only repealed 20 years ago—was still in place. If you have never seen Breach Theatre before, you are in for a treat. This is a company gifted in their ability to use events from the past to illuminate the present.
Abseiling lesbians! Queers in classrooms! Perverts panicking parents! And an act of oppression that inspired a generational riot. Twenty years after its repeal, the children of Section 28 are taking to the stage. Multi-award-winning NDT Associates Breach (It's True, It's True, It's True) unpack a turning point in LGBTQ+ British history, singing and dancing over the grave of this national anniversary. World premiere, commissioned by New Diorama. Co-produced by New Diorama, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, HOME and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Arts Council England. ★★★★★ ‘The consistently exciting Breach Theatre’s new show feels uneasily current... given furious momentum’ Financial Times on It’s True, It’s True, It’s True