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Will Young to take part in unique platform events accompanying The Pride

Will Young

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A PROGRAMME of platform events and a special gala night for Stonewall, with Will Young, has been scheduled to run in conjunction with The Pride, Jamie Lloyd’s third production as part of his Trafalgar Transformed season, at Trafalgar Studios.

FULL SCHEDULE

Alexi Kaye Campbell Masterclass – October 21 from 2.30pm to 4pm. Tickets: Free with any ticket to The Pride.

Join Alexi Kaye Campbell in Trafalgar Studio One for a Masterclass with one of the most highly respected playwrights of his generation. This is a rare opportunity to pick up top tips from one of the industry’s most inspiring voices.

Late Night Fridays

October 4 – London Gay Men’s Chorus from 10.15pm to 11.30pm.

October 11 – 4 Poofs And A Piano from 10.15pm to 11.30pm.

October 18 – Scott Capurro from 10.15pm to 11.30pm.

Leading lights from the worlds of comedy and cabaret take over the Trafalgar Transformed space in a celebration of liberation, open-mindedness and individuality.

Tickets: £5 with any ticket to The Pride, £15 without a ticket to The Pride.

Wildeblood Play Reading – October 3 from 6pm to 6.45pm. Free.

Trafalgar Transformed hosts the premiere of a short verbatim play by Jonathan Cooper based on the 1954 trial of diplomatic correspondent Peter Wildeblood, who was jailed for 18 months for taking part in homosexual activity.

Stonewall Gala Evening: Panel Discussion Tackling Homophobia – October 9 from 6pm to 6.45pm. Tickets: Free with a ticket to The Pride for the performance on October 9 only.

Stonewall – a leading voice in the campaign for justice for the bisexual, gay and lesbian community – host a pre-show discussion on the derogatory use of language, and the challenges we all face to ensure that equality prevails. Panel guests will include Stonewall supporter Will Young.

£10 from every ticket bought for the performance of The Pride on October 9 will be donated to Stonewall.

Jamie Lloyd said: “As a part of our commitment to engage directly with the world outside our theatre’s walls, we are thrilled to present a mini-festival of diverse events that examine, discuss and celebrate contemporary gay life and LGBT politics. I am excited to open up our season space to the world of comedy and cabaret for the very first time too.”

And Will Young said: “We know that too many children still hear homophobic abuse every single day. The Pride is an inspirational tale of how far the gay community has come but we know that there’s still so much to be done. That’s why it’s fantastic that the crew and cast are raising money to support Stonewall’s work in schools across Britain and I’m delighted to be part of this important debate on homophobic language.”

The Pride continues at Trafalgar Studios until November 9, 2013.