LPW Online Workshops: LGBTQ+ History


Ever wanted to know about the LGBTQ plays you didn’t learn about at school? or the history of LGBTQ activism in theatre? or even LGBTQ musical theatre? this workshop looks at the history of LGBTQ theatre across the decades, offering guidance for reading material, further historical context and linking the history of LGBTQ theatre to where we are today. In part celebration for LGBTQ history month, and in part historical guide for writers wanting to start writing their own LGBTQ plays.

Led by Emily Garside, an academic who specialises in LGBTQ+ theatre, and member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Date: 12 June 2024
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm 
Book here.

Please note, in the interest of paying fair wages; this course can only run if we reach a minimum number of bookings. We will process a full refund if it doesn’t go ahead. Thanks for understanding!

Refunds for all other reasons can only be processed if cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the first session. No refunds can be given for missed sessions.

Please email contact@londonplaywrights.org with any questions.

Emily Garside is a playwright, dramaturg and academic and by day Arts Marketeer! A specialist in Musical theatre from an academic point of view, her PhD looked at the history of musical theatre and she has since worked on history and analysis of musicals for various publications. Emily is also a dramaturg who has worked on a variety of projects both plays and musical theatre. As Chair of the board for Taking Flight theatre Emily also has expertise in accessible/inclusive theatre an integrated BSL/Captioning. A graduate of RADA and University of Nottingham.  She has produced work with Clock Tower Theatre, Freerayne Productions, Dirty Protest Theatre and The Other Room. And her play Don’t Send Flowers has toured to Cardiff, Wolverhampton and Manchester. Emily works regularly with The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and is a writer for the 14/48 theatre festival there. She has taught Theatre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and Wolverhampton University.


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