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Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator (Burnley) #LGBTHM
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting held at Burnley Central Library. Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator, by Abi Hynes, dramatises the political activism of a bus driver sacked for nothing more than wearing a badge. Both plays are vividly staged in the sites where the original events happened.
Please note, this is a promenade producion, there will be standing and walking throughout. Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothes and footwear. It is advised not to bring any bulky items or luggage as they will have to remain with you throughout the performance, which ends outside.
Please present your ticket 15 minutes before performance to ensure your place, otherwise tickets may be reallocated to people on the door.
The plays are preformed as a double-bill. Suitable for 12 years old and above. Each performance is open to members of the public for free on a first come, first served basis until venue capacity is reached.