Runtime: 1h 30m
Good to see Iman Qureshi, who wrote the Papatango Award-winning The Funeral Director, is back with a new play. A mighty ambitious one it is too, with a cast of eight and multiple story threads. It examines the history and legacy of gay and queer women and it tells that story using the metaphor of a community choir eager to take over the main stage at Pride. But can everyone sing in harmony or will differences and resentments force them apart? It’s a play that comes with songs reflecting lesbian experience through the decades and it is directed by Damsel Production’s Hannah Hauer-King.
It’s 2022. There’s a rainbow flag in every high street window, and no lesbian bar. Enter The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs: a lesbian choir on a mission to unite a disparate and dwindling community. Led by a world-weary conductor, the choir flirt, gossip and attempt to sing their way onto the main stage at Pride. But harmony is more easily dreamt than realised in this heart-warming and musical Soho comedy about love, queerness, and belonging. Supported by the Cara Delevingne Foundation Age Recommendation: 16+