Fri 25th* & Sat 26th May 2018
7.45pm  //  1hr  //  £15/£10
£10 tickets also available for U25s - use code DH25 when booking (ID required at time of event).

This show is part of the TMS BIG DAY, with a FREE BUS running between Tramway, Platform and Tron to see Liquid Sky, UXO and Diamond/What Girls Are Made Of. 

Presented by Take Me Somewhere & Outspoken Arts Scotland.
Written & Performed by David Hoyle, with special guests The Lipsinkers.
Director Mark Whitelaw
Producer & Dramaturg Jayne Compton
Commissioned by Contact.

Diamond is an avant-garde, angry and often hilarious journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to present day, told via the thrilling, passionate biography of David Hoyle, with musical interludes from London drag four-piece The Lipsinkers.

Weaving together intimate personal experience with public events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent working in BHS in Blackpool to Channel 4’s famous anti-drag queer cult phenomenon.

Reclaiming renowned historical moments and reflecting on the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, Diamond revisits LGBT political history through Hoyle’s provocative and profound lens.

Navigating and dissecting counter-cultures and British attitudes towards them, Diamond will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.

Main photo: Lee Baxter.

Gloriously bad taste, extremely funny and properly unique.
— GUARDIAN, Oct 2017
An explosion of energy, glitz, dance and drama.

ACCESS: Venue is wheelchair accessible and has a built in hearing loop and infra-red system.
*The performance on Friday 25th will be BSL Interpreted by Iain Hodgetts.