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Queer Folio: A Scratch Night

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1623 in association with Norwich Theatre present

Queer Folio: A Scratch Night

You’re invited to a super sassy sharing of new work by a dazzling team of LGBTQ+ artists from across the region. Shakespeare is reimagined for all.

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the First Folio, this night of freshly imagined ‘scratch’ performances joyfully reconnects Shakespeare’s plays with their queerness. Cheeky, unexpected and brilliantly original, the varied line-up of three short performances represents the best of diverse voices in the East.

A Very Queer Lear by Vince Laws (based on King Lear)
Vince is a disabled gay artist and disability rights activist who lives and works in East Anglia.

Hidden Letters by Lara Edwards (adapted from Henry VIII)
Lara is a Deaf theatre maker and actor who performs in British Sign Language.

Princess of Suave by Edalia Day (inspired by Pericles)
Edalia is a Norwich-based trans artist who brings together theatre and digital media.

Norwich Theatre is proud to be supporting the East of England’s contribution to Queer Folio, a nationwide project led by 1623 Theatre Company, who reclaim Shakespeare for all. Four centuries after the first publication of Shakespeare’s complete(ish) works, Queer Folio is a celebration of both the Bard and LGTBQ+ creativity.

Queer Folio is supported by Arts Council England, and involves theatres and artists across the country.

Find out more at #QueerFolio on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Running time approximately 90 mins with a short pause between each act. In the spirit of ‘scratch’, the performance will be followed by a chance to chat with the artists and help shape the development of the work with your feedback.

All acts are BSL interpreted.

Important information

Age recommendation: 16+

Pay What You Chose


Stage Two

Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Stage Two. Where to park near the Stage Two, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

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