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The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.

Forty Years Out (And Counting)

Solo stage show with music, including songs, that will be 'flagging up the lesbian history'.
Forty Years Out (And Counting) at The Bread & Roses Theatre

Image: The Bread & Roses Theatre


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Bread & Roses Theatre
Starts: Tue 2 June 2020
Closes: Sat 6 June 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 16+

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Rose Collis has been an out and proud lesbian writer, performer and activist for over four decades.

She has witnessed, participated in and chronicled many key events in LGBT history, especially those affecting and emanating from the lesbian community.

These include early Gay Pride/Lesbian Strength marches; the response to the AIDS crisis; tabloid media attacks; the creation of ground-breaking documentary Framed Youth; Gay's the Word bookshop's battle with HM Customs; the battles against Section 28 and her four years as the first lesbian co-editor of influential London magazine City Limits.

This rich, diverse history is the foundation of this new solo stage show with music, including songs written and performed by her, that will be 'flagging up the lesbian history'.

Combining acapella songs, humour, archive materials and first-hand testimony, Forty Years Out will re-visit, reflect and re-enact some of the slogans, the sit-downs, the sorrows - and the solidarity.

It will, quite possibly, make you angry, make you cry, make you laugh and make you proud.


This new, ACE-funded stage work will be the cornerstone of a major two-year heritage project beginning in January 2021, based on Rose's private and extensive archive dating back to 1978, featuring cuttings, photos, artefacts, ephemera, film footage and audio recordings.

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Postal address:
68 Clapham Manor St
London SW4 6DZ

Box office tel: 020 7498 1779

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Previews from:Tuesday 2 June 2020

Closes:Saturday 6 June 2020

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm





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Rose Collis


Author: Rose Collis
Director: Kinny Gardner B.E.M. , B.C.A.a.
Production: Rose Collis

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