Homotopia 2019

Homotopia: Resist! Resist!

Homotopia 2019: Resist! Resist!

See the full listing for this year's festival programme below!

Tue 5 Nov7:30pm |  £8.50 / £6.50 Conc.

Wed 6 Nov | 7.30pm |  £9.50 / £7.50 Conc.

Sex Education

Sex Education

Blending startling performance, moving storytelling, a no-holds-barred interview with Harry's mum and some good old-fashioned gay porn that his dad bought when he was 14.

A show for anyone who’s wondered why they want what they want. Join Harry Clayton-Wright as he delves into his sexual past, live on stage.

Age Suitability: 18yrs+
This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing and explicit sexual content.




Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING – an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.

Buy a combined ticket for Nightclubbing and Stars
on Thu 7 Nov for just £15


Thu 7 Nov | 7:30pm | £6.50 / £5.00 Conc.
  Fri 8 Nov | 7:30pm  | £9.50 / £7.50 Conc.



Told through one woman and a live DJ, with projected animation, STARS tells the story of a very… very old lady who goes into outer space… in search of her own orgasm. Isn’t that where all the orgasms go?

A work in Progress.

Buy a combined ticket for Stars and Nightclubbing
on Wed 6 Nov for just £15



'Our leading green autistic drag queen'

A psychomagical trip through the universal A E I O U, THE GLOOP SHOW re-stitches the fabric of our reality and charts sublime new political territories.

This is your survival guide to the 21st century!

Warning: Explicit content (18yrs+)


Sat 9 Nov | 7:00pm | £10.50 \ £8.50 Conc.

Sat 9 Nov | 9pm | £7.50 / £5.50 Conc.
Split Britches: Retro(per)spective

Split Britches: Retro(per)specitve

A Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980’s and a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it!

Performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, Retro(per)spective provides a humorous slant on love, life, work and play, and features much- loved moments from old and new shows.

Buy a Saturday Combi ticket for Split Britches:Retro(per)spective and JOAN on 9 November for just £16.50.



What happens when a disguise becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? A fearless solo play, with uproarious songs, about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc. Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson.

Buy a Saturday Combi ticket for JOAN and Split Britches:Retro(per)spective on 9 November for just £16.50.


Homotopia Golden Supporter Club

Do you believe in increasing diversity in the arts and raising LGBTQ+ voices? Homotopia needs you! Here’s your chance to champion emerging new talent and build a bright future for the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ arts and cultural festival.

What do you get as a Golden Supporter?

Funding emerging artists is vital to our theatre ecology, and allows for a wider and more diverse range of LGBTQ+ artists to be supported through our Queer Core Programme. By investing in a golden ticket, you can help us financially and artistically support and commission theatre makers, performance artists and writers to make art that challenges the status quo and champions LGBTQ+ rights in new and fresh ways, to be performed in Homotopia 2020. Without the Gold Supporters Scheme, this is not possible.


To say thank you, you’ll be given a GOLDEN TICKET to this year’s Homotopia Festival. That means you’ll get exclusive, complimentary access to each and EVERY event at this year’s exciting and diverse festival in November 2019 (1-10th).

This year we are excited to bring you a fabulous selection of LGBTQ+ artists across November, including JOAN, a re-imagining of the tale of 1420’s France, but with lyrical writing and drag king cabaret, and new work by the critically acclaimed Split Britches. They’ll be exhibits by local artists, family-friendly shows, radical performance art, and much more, taking place in the Unity Theatre and all over the city this November.


By buying one of these exclusive tickets, you will get your name in the Homotopia brochure (if you sign up before the brochure deadline of 23rd of August), and a listing on our website (if you wish to of course!). We will let you know the full programme before anyone else, and keep you in the loop about what we are up to.

Join this exclusive Golden Supporter Club, with just 20 Golden Tickets available in 2019, priced at £200 each.

Previous artists supported by the Queer Core Programme include;
Ashleigh Owen


Supported by Arts Council England