Remember The Clause Season


Measure for Measure, As Is and The Importance of Being Earnest - performed in the repertory style which means you will have a chance to see all three of these plays every week of the run.
Tejas VerdesRemember The Clause Season - Measure for Measure, As Is and The Importance of being Earnest

Image: The Courtyard


Overview


Genre: Multi-show
Venue: The Courtyard
Starts: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


On 24th May 1988 Margaret Thatcher's conservative government implemented Section 28, a local authority clause set in UK Law that banned the right to "promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality."


It also outlawed "the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship."


This law was unwarranted, unacceptable and a shameful act by a government to try and discriminate against a minority of its own citizens.


20 years before this, homosexuality had been decriminalised in the UK and this law was seen as an attempt to rescind that and take a huge step backwards in terms of equality.


It shut down any positive representation of gay men and women in media, schools and public life at a time when discrimination was rife because of the association of gay people with the ongoing and worsening AIDS crisis.


All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company's first season aims to highlight the 30 year anniversary of this terrible law.


We have a version for 'Measure for Measure' by William Shakespeare which swaps genders and sexualities of characters.


The law implemented by Angelo is Section 28 which see's Juliet imprisoned and Claudia set for a far worse fate as the punishment for breaking this law is the death penalty which is still, in 2018, a consequence of being gay in 8 countries around the world.


'As Is' by William M Hoffman is a beautiful play in which two estranged lovers return to each other during the AIDS crisis in New York.


They must rely on each other as their government and those around them do not support them.


The Importance of Being Earnest is a hilarious romp of mistaken identity and mishap which was written by the British Isles most celebrated wits.


Oscar Wilde was a fabulous writer and dramatist but he was also gay.


His government at the time arrested him for it and like many other famous LGBTQ figures in our history served prison time purely for who he loved.


We have come so far as a community in the last 30 years and we believe that the best way to make sure we never slip back into the mistakes of history is to remember how events transpired.


All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company will present these works in order to educate, remind and warn against the interests who would seek to silence the voices of progress.


All our productions are performed in the repertory style which means you will have a chance to see all three of these plays every week of the run.


Synopsis


A version for 'Measure for Measure' by William Shakespeare which swaps genders and sexualities of characters.


The law implemented by Angelo is Section 28 which see's Juliet imprisoned and Claudia set for a far worse fate as the punishment for breaking this law is the death penalty which is still, in 2018, a consequence of being gay in 8 countries around the world.


'As Is' by William M Hoffman is a beautiful play in which two estranged lovers return to each other during the AIDS crisis in New York.


They must rely on each other as their government and those around them do not support them.


The Importance of Being Earnest is a hilarious romp of mistaken identity and mishap which was written by the British Isles most celebrated wits.


Oscar Wilde was a fabulous writer and dramatist but he was also gay.


His government at the time arrested him for it and like many other famous LGBTQ figures in our history served prison time purely for who he loved.


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Box office tel: 0844 477 1000

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 19 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, William M Hoffman
Production: The Court Theatre Training Company

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