Queers marks and celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century. 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21, this series of eight monologues will be staged across two evenings at The Old Vic. Queers is curated by Mark Gatiss and produced in partnership with the BBC, with short film versions of the monologues to be screened on BBC Four later this summer. The writers are Matthew Baldwin, Jon Bradfield, Jackie Clune, Michael Dennis, Brian Fillis, Mark Gatiss, Gareth McLean and Keith Jarrett. The monologues will be directed by Mark Gatiss and Old Vic Associate Directors Joe Murphy and Max Webster.
Queers is part of One Voice, a series of monologues specially commissioned by The Old Vic and funded by the TS Eliot Estate, with one-off performances from renowned actors. One Voice celebrates the most raw of theatre forms ? a single voice on a stage without scenery, without costume and with nothing to rely on but words.