Fantasy meets liberation in this queer retelling of world history.
Step into a world where fables and myths celebrate queer community, friendship and pleasure: a manifesto for survival for the marginalised everywhere.
Based on the 1977 cult book by Larry Mitchell and Ned Asta, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions is a music theatre piece that reimagines the history of the world through a queer lens.
In this musical adaptation by composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman, the original text is taken on a kaleidoscopic journey by a cast of actors, singers and musicians.
Together they conjure up a world on the brink of revolution – expect battle re-enactments crossed with cheerleading, all night raves mixed with lute songs and court dances.
The result is a joyful celebration of queer experience that’s both vulnerable and provocative. A space where deeply personal stories are shared and soothed through community.
Radical and playful, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions brings together theatre, dance and song for the ultimate anarchic bedtime story.
The performance on Friday 30 June features a post-show discussion with Philip Venables and Ted Huffman and hosted by Scottee included with your ticket.
Meet in foyer 1.30pm.
A 1.30pm Touch Tour is availble on Sunday 2 July (before the 3pm Audio Described Performance).
Commissioned by Factory International, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bregenzer Festspiele and NYU Skirball. Produced by Factory International for Manchester International Festival.
Under exclusive licence and courtesy by Nightboat Books, New York
Music – Philip Venables
Direction & Text – Ted Huffman
Music Direction – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Choreography & Costume Design – Theo Clinkard
Set Design – Rosie Elnile
Lighting Design – Bertrand Couderc
Sound Design – Simon Hendry
Dramaturg – Scottee
Yshani Perinpanayagam, Kerry Bursey, Deepa Johnny, Jacob Garside, Katherine Goforth, Kit Green, Conor Gricmanis, Mariamielle Lamagat, Eric Lamb, Themba Mvula, Meriel Price, Collin Shay, Joy Smith, Sally Swanson and Yandass