Prison Service bans queer theatre group from performing its opera about Ivor Novello’s incarceration in HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Graham Robson September 1, 2023

The performance, which was to take place in the prison chapel, consisted of a 50-minute opera about Ivor Novello’s incarceration in HMP Wormwood Scrubs, and a piano recital on Novello’s own piano there.

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Homo Promos, Britain’s oldest LGBTQ+ theatre company, to premiere its latest production, 1944: Home Fires, in London in September

Graham Robson August 17, 2023

This 50-minute chamber opera is based on a possibly-true story of when Welsh icon Ivor Novello, the darling of the West End, was imprisoned in 1944 for fiddling his wartime petrol coupons.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: From the oldest queer theatre company in the UK to queer cabaret La Cage Aux Folles, Ruby Wax’s quest to find peace and the stage debut of a gay diving star

Brian Butler August 11, 2023

Brian Butler finds passion, forbidden love, singing and dancing in the latest queer theatre offerings

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