Ladyfriends a new LGBTQ focused play
Hidden suffragette histories are being revealed in a brand new stage play - Ladyfriends - playing at Camden People’s Theatre (London) and 53two (Manchester) this May.
Ladyfriends is a brand new show all about lesbian period dramas, via the contested relationship between renowned sufragettes, Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst - which historians dispute on grounds of 'inaccuracies' and 'lack of scholastic rigour' and 'the over-interpretation of the fact that women shared bedrooms'.
Rammed with live music and film, Ladyfriends digs up real-life queer history to ask the age-old question: "are we dating, or are we just really good friends?”
Quote from the writer/director:
“Ladyfriends is all about what it means to be a queer woman today, and about how we relate to the people who came before us. We’ve been lucky enough to get some brilliant archival partners on board - but it’s definitely not a history lesson! It’s a show
for queer women, and anyone who’s ever hate-watched a lesbian period drama - and it’s set to be funny, joyful and maybe a bit heartbreaking.”
In-kind supporters of Ladyfriends include Camden People’s Theatre, Contact Theatre, Gloucestershire Archives and London Metropolitan Archives.
Tickets can be purchased at:
MANCHESTER, 3rd & 4th May:
LONDON, 6th & 7th May:
Ladyfriends is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.