In July 1967 the Sexual Offences Act finally decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales. It was a momentous, transformative moment which is marked by a 50-year anniversary this year.
The LGBT+ theatre movement has also changed radically since the oppressive days of the 1960s, but there is still more that Writers, Directors and Actors could do to rise to the challenge of contemporary issues in "Queer Theatre".
To mark the 50 years of progress, The Straight Acting Theatre Company are facilitating a unique theatre festival that aims to engage local artists and performers of all abilities and backgrounds to create a series of new LGBT+ inspired theatrical work without discrimination and in a totally safe space.
5 Writers, 5 Directors, 5 Casts of Actors... 5 Plays in 24 Hours!!
All profits from the event will be donated to Manchester's LGBT Foundation.