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Ladyfriends a new LGBTQ focused play

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.

Published: 30-Apr-2022

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