Stonewall Warriors - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
- Plays and Theatre
At HEAVEN, the world's most famous gay venue Ticket price includes entry to G-A-Y after the performance
28 June 1969 is the most important day in LGBT+ history. On that day, a glorious assembly of Stonewall Warriors – rent boys, butch lesbians and drag queens – fought back when police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. They started a riot that lasted three nights and kick-started the fight for LGBT+ rights around the world. But the story didn’t all start in 1969...
This musical and dramatic celebration will take you back to 1969, and through many other eras, where more Warriors left behind touching testimonies of same-sex love. The Fourth Choir will bring hidden LGBT+ histories to life, with hauntingly beautiful music by composers such as 12th century nun Hildegarde of Bingen, and 20th century composers Benjamin Britten, jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, and Rufus Wainwright. Extraordinary, real-life stories – of a woman put on trial in 18th century Germany for marrying another woman, history’s most famous bisexual love triangle, a composer who liked to wear drag, and the story of an early HIV survivor – will be retold by actors.
After the performance, stay and party at G-A-Y and make our Warriors proud of all that they achieved!
Actors include Jonathan Blake (one of the first people in the UK to be diagnosed with HIV, now appearing in internet sensation The Grass is Always Grindr), Annette Badland (Midsomer Murders, Eastenders), Mzz Kimberley (cabaret performer, actor and singer, starred in Summer in London by Rikki Beadle-Blair at Stratford East, the first play with an all-transgender cast) and Sanchia McCormack (Dr Who, Broadchurch).
The Fourth Choir is London’s LGBT+ classical-to-jazz chamber choir, and has performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, Camden Jazz Cafe, Southbank Centre, Kings Place, London Art Night, and Colourscape.
Admission policy: Under 14s are not admitted. Heaven’s door policy requires under 21s to show photo ID. Admission to G-A-Y after for concert is for over 18s only.
Accessibility: Please note that there is no general seating for this concert. There is an accessible viewing balcony and if you require access to this, please contact the The Fourth Choir. A BSL interpreter will be provided.