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Out Stage Us at Hope Mill Theatre

Out Stage Us at Hope Mill Theatre

The first OUT/STAGE/US will be a special two-night event on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August at 7.30pm, marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. The two nights will both feature different themes and will include the Manchester premiere of a variety of acclaimed LGBTQ short films.

Confirmed films include Dusk starring Duncan James, written and directed by Jake Graff (Night 2) and the beautifully touching Telling Dad, starring Ricky Tomlinson (Night 1).

Night 1 - OUT AND ABOUT 

A night celebrating Manchester's gay village and LGBTQ nightlife, from the cobbles of Canal Street to the late night chill out.

Includes the stage adaptation of Neil Ely’s BAFTA accredited short film Mirrors starring Ciaran Griffiths & Chris Hoyle and the new comedy Party Train by Lloyd Eyre-Morgan which follows a gaggle of friends as they head for a night on Canal Street. Jock Night by Adam Zane is the first in ‘a trilogy of Jock Nights’ set on the night of Eagle Bar’s underwear and sportwear club night ‘JOCK’.

Night 2 - OUT AND LOUD 

A night of strength and defiance exploring LGBTQ themes from our city and across the globe, including a queer response to the Manchester bombing. 

Includes the Manchester premiere of the multi-award-winning Oh-be- Joyful starring Benidorm’s Sheila Reid & Kayleigh Llewellyn and a musical lesbian take on Beauty and the Beast!

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Mon 7th and Tue 8th August 2017, 7.30pm 

Tickets £10/£8 (2 night wristband offer available £15): Click link below for details.


- To provide a quality quarterly event that showcases LGBTQ new writing, film, spoken word, music and comedy

- To provide a platform for LGBTQ artists to showcase their work

- To present work that explores LGBTQ issues and celebrates the LGBTQ community

- To create a community of LGBTQ artists and encourage peer mentoring and professional development


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