The Rose Company – Lady Jane Lumley’s ‘Iphigenia’

The Rose Company was established in 2013 out of the love of classic and historical performance texts and a belief in gender justice. This first production represents their commitment to bringing historical texts to contemporary life.

Arsenal FC shows homophobia not welcome by hosting London schools LGBT sports tournament and showcase

Equality legislation, including the recent Westminster vote on marriage equality, should protect members of the LGBT community against discrimination and abuse.  But, a lack of LGBT role models in professional football means many young LGBT people who play the sport feel uncomfortable and hide their sexuality. It is important therefore that one of the Premier League’s top clubs, Arsenal, are hosting this year’s “Educate and Celebrate” London Schools LGBT sport tournament and showcase.  The club have pledged their support for …

Straight Talking

“Straight Talking” is a performance that addresses attitudes towards LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) issues. This piece has been endorsed by Elly Barnes, LGBT Schools Advisor for Birmingham City Council and Number One on The Independent’s 2011 “Pink List”

Does coming out as gay or lesbian at the BBC harm your career?

Chantal Badjie, BBC Diversity Centre Last year the BBC’s cult business editor Robert Peston posted a blog  in which Colin (Lord) Browne, former CEO of BP, speaking at Arup’s staff LGBT network , claimed that the arts and media were much more tolerant of gay and lesbian workers than other working environments such as business and finance. Being openly gay was something Lord Browne never felt he could embrace, until he resigned from BP in 2007. But are the arts …

Spare Tyre Theatre

Spare Tyre is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts companies. We have over 30 years of experience of creating theatre with voiceless communities

Don’t Fence Me In

‘Don’t Fence Me In’ is a hard hitting, interactive performance piece that encourages the audience to take responsibility for their language choices.

The Homophobia Project

This production explores the emotional impact of homophobia in schools and aims to use a unique blend of drama and peer education to challenge homophobic behaviour.

‘To Be Straight with You’

Lloyd Newson of DV8 dance theatre company talks about their latest project, “To Be Straight With You”, which explores issues around culture, religion belief, and sexual identity.