After a sell-out run in 2017, OutStageUs returns to Greater Manchester next month with six new short plays that showcase the region’s unique LGBT+ community.
Produced by Hope Theatre Company, OutStageUs will take place at The Lowry on Mon 18 – Tues 19 September.
This year will feature the latest instalment of Jock Night– Adam Zane’s sexy theatrical soap opera set on the night of Eagle Bar’s legendary club night. It will also premiere short plays by Joel & Anthony Sadler-Puckering, Daniel Waterhouse and Xenia Lily.
Rob Ward will showcase his comedic short, There’s Something I To Say, following critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Gypsy Queen. An excerpt from Connor Hunt’s play Kings of Idle Land will explore young love set against a backdrop of the 2001 Oldham Race Riots.
Mike Lee, producer of OutStageUs for Hope Theatre Company said: “Greater Manchester is teeming with talented LGBT+ writers and performers; we really want to take this opportunity to showcase how diverse and exciting our community’s stories are.
“We were thrilled with the number of submissions we received and although we can’t present them all, we think we’ve shown the full breadth of the LGBT+ community” he added.
OutStageUs will be Hope Theatre Company’s first production at The Lowry in almost six years.
Commenting on the production Adam Zane, Artistic Director of Hope Theatre Company said: “This is going to be a celebration of Greater Manchester’s rich LGBT+ community; we’ve found six brilliant short plays which highlight the talent we have across the region.
“So many voices are all too often forgotten and we want to allow those voices to be heard and the stories to be told. We’re thrilled we can do this at The Lowry” he concluded.