The Journey Begins
Well welcome to our shiny new website to celebrate the re-launch of THE BOATY THEATRE COMPANY. We are thrilled to be back with a bang and i do't think the bang could get much bigger!!
Hot off the heels of Manchester, we are straight into working on the Connections project, it will be slow going at first as we have to read scripts and find our favourite two to submit our request. First up.....DUNGENESS written by Chris Thompson.
In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT+ young people. While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace. The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to LGBT+ people, in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to tell the world who you are? If you’re invisible, does your voice still count? A play about love, commemoration and protest. Cast size: 9 (plus a choir)
Chris Thompson – Why I Wrote this Play: ‘I wrote this play because, like countless others, I was bullied for being gay when I was younger and grew up in a vacuum of LGBT+ visibility. Like countless others, I campaigned for equal age of consent, the abolition of Section 28, the right to marry – to overturn a slew of legislation that was based on disgust, at every turn, I have had to ask permission from straight people to be myself. There are still places in this country where it is not safe for me to hold my lover’s hand; we’re part of something bigger, a global effort to free LGBT+ people from oppression. And we have so much further to go – at home and elsewhere. But most of all, I wrote this because I absolutely love love, and I love being gay.
This is a subject close to our hearts and would love to have a go at this! It seems to have been written for all the right reasons!! We will keep you posted on what we think....First of all....Where did I put my glasses?