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Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of avant garde performer David Hoyle. 



Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent in Blackpool, through famous Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomena Divine David, to the performer he is today.

The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a LGBT history we are proud of.” - David Hoyle.

Revisiting landmark events such as the Wolfenden Report, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the repeal of Section 28 and the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, and more recent LGBT political activists, Diamond offers moments of reflection and insights into this history and on-going struggle for equality. 

Diamond has been made by performer David Hoyle, director Mark Whitelaw, and producer/dramaturg Jayne Compton; commissioned by Contact and supported by Arts Council England.

With special guests The LipSinkers

Commissioned by Contact and supported by Arts Council England

 

General Information

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email info@attenboroughcentre.com so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.

Pay What You Decide

There is an allocation of Pay What You Decide (PWYD) tickets available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of four PWYD tickets per person. Please phone the box office on 01273 678822 or email info@attenboroughcentre.com for further information.

Concessions

The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting).  Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email info@attenboroughcentre.com for further information.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 2 December, 2017
    8:00pm

Tickets

  • Adults
    £12
  • Concessions
    £10
David Hoyle will be in conversation with Professor Gavin Butt after the performance. Venue doors 7pm, show starts 8pm
Performance
David Hoyle: Diamond
02.12.17
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