Section 28: The Legacy of a Homophobic Law

Theatre (lgbt, new writing)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 1
  • 20:20
  • Aug 19-24
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Ray Stafford and Andrew Lake
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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September, 1988. David has a poorly kept secret. His father's guessed it. His classmates shout it down the corridors. And just when he feels that he can begin to confide in his English teacher, the Local Governments Act, recently passed into law, pushes a wedge between the two of them. And so David makes a bold push back. Nobody was ever convicted under Section 28 – but the law’s legacy is one of freely reigning homophobia in schools. On the road to healing Britain's homophobia, it was our biggest backwards step yet.

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