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LGBT themes for Gtr Manchester Fringe 2017

LGBT themes for Gtr Manchester Fringe 2017

This years Greater Manchester Fringe Festival (now in its 6th year) contains more productions with an LGBT theme than ever before.

We are featuring them here (and over the next few weeks) 6 at a time for you to investigate and hopefully support.

All venues are listed in and out of the village and site links are added too for more information.

All tix can be bought via the link below on the #GMfRINGE WEBSITE.

Tale a look at the festival brochure here


Saturday 1 July, 8.30pm, FREE.

LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist.

Not the magic trick kind, where you know how you're going to get out, but the "get tied up by anyone and give it a go" kind. His success rate was 5 out of 6. Here are some of the things he learned as a result.

Stand-up, comedy, LGBT, solo show.


Sunday 2 July, 7.30pm, £5/£4.

King’s Arms Theatre, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the former USSR in the 90s and returning after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. In this show, find out about gay rights and censorship in modern Russia, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures and see how Russia has changed since the fall of the Soviet Union.


Sun 2 July at 8pm, Tues 4 July  - Sun 9 July at 9.30pm,  

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm. See website for prices and special offer.

Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard Street, M4 7JA.

An intoxicating new play with songs about the life and music of 1930s gay cabaret sensation Suzy Solidor, played by Jessica Walker. 

In the heady atmosphere of 1930s Paris, Suzy Solidor thrilled audiences with her performances of erotic lesbian songs. Painted or photographed by everybody from Man Ray to Bacon, she sang, surrounded by her 225 portraits. This intimate show will transport you back to a night in her club at the height of her career.



Monday 3 July at 8pm £11, Tuesday 4 - Thursday 7 July at 7.30pm, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, £12.

*****GUARDIAN ***** EVENING STANDARD ***** TIME OUT Critics Choice of the Year

'An experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life..’ Theatre Review

This terrible, tender play tells the true story of a 19th Century South American Indian who was sold by her family to the owner of a travelling freak show. Not for those afraid of the dark


Tuesday 4 July - Monday 17 July at 7pm FREE.

Alan Turing memorial, Sackville Gardens, Manchester.

Bet you thought you’d have a nice Spring Break. You know, relax and all that. Only this morning, you found your friend dead in the middle of the camp site. Well, there go your summer plans. Following their 5 star revival of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, BoxedIn presents WOOD, a piece of semi-immersive, queer theatre about sex, friendship, and camping. LGBT, new writing, drama, site-specific




Thursday 6 July and Friday 7 July, 8pm, £8.

Via, 30 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ.

Paul's thumb has found the one.

3 1/2 inches long, durable and black. 

But where does this leave Paul? Can one gym selfie truly capture the inner workings of a soul? Serenading you with song & spoken word join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction & how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

LGBT, performance art, solo show, music


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