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Adult Theatre Workshop – There’s Nowt So Queer As Folk

Tue 1 Mar View Performances & Book Tickets

Running Time : 2 hours



A verbatim theatre project led by David Whitney

For ages 18+, no previous theatre experience necessary

Starting 1 March, running every Tuesday evening for 6 weeks from 7pm to 8.30pm.

We aim to deliver these sessions in-person, however in the ever-changing picture of COVID-19 a digital offer will be provided if we are unable to meet.

Cost £35 for 6 sessions.  Bursary places available please contact

Not sure if this is for you?  Contact to have a chat.

The term queer is a word that describes any person who does not fit into what is considered ‘normal’ by society when talking about their gender and/or sexuality. It is a word that has been re-appropriated by social and political LGBT rights activists and is the word that a lot of academic studies use to describe non-heterosexual identities. It is also used as a word which talks about someone’s sexuality or gender in a deliberately non-specific way. SOURCE: Simple Wikipedia

Using the form of folk stories and traditional storytelling, this will be a verbatim theatre project exploring our own individuality and what makes us special.

Verbatim theatre is a form of documentary theatre which is based on the spoken words of real people. No previous theatre experience is necessary.

This project is aimed at people who are engaged with questions of identity, expression and sexuality. It is also for people who are new to those questions and interested in engaging with personal narratives. You may identify as queer and have experiences to share, you may want to find out more about your identity.  You may want to explore what it is to be different – celebrating your own uniqueness and accessing the world through a queer lens.

What will you learn? 

  • To uncover personal stories and make them theatrical
  • The art of storytelling and how to bring words to live off the page
  • How to write and re-write pieces of work.
  • How to write in your own voice, focusing on imagery, metaphor, form and structure

You will have time to share your work and receive peer feedback as well as the space and time to read and discuss your own research as a group. This will include some extracts from interviews with queer heroes and interviews that are participant-led.

You will get the opportunity to explore queer history and politics and have an opportunity to read your work in front of an audience and take part in an evening celebrating queer tales.

 About David

David is a Theatre Maker, Creative Learning Practitioner and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. David has worked in regional theatres across the UK including Hull Truck Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, The New Wolsey and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. David has made and directed lots of queer work in his career – highlights include 50 Years, Man Hug both by James McDermott and Banana Boys by Evan Placey.

As a maker, David has 2 queer solo shows: Anyway (2013-2014) and There Was a Boy (Currently in development) .

To find out more about David please visit 

Tuesday 1 March 2022
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