Russia: homophobia under the spotlight at Theatre Delicatessen and 5Pound5 Theatre

12.05.17 | |

On 12-13 May 2017, Theatre Delicatessen and 5Pound5 Theatre host two short plays by Leon Fleming and directed by Scott Le Crass which respond to the state-sponsored homophobic crack-down in Russia, including the arrest and torture of over a hundred gay men in Chechnya.
 

The plays, ‘Boris got bu**ered’ and ‘Ramazanland is Freedomland’ were both written by Leon Fleming to highlight the adoption of a federal law outlawing so-called gay propaganda and disturbing accounts of the abduction and torture of gay men in Chechnya purely because of their sexuality.
 

The play runs from 12-13 May 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The performances on Saturday, 13 May 2017 will be followed by a panel discussion on gay rights in Russia, with Malcolm Hawkes of Doughty Street Chambers and Peter Tatchell.
 

The event is to raise funds for the work of Amnesty International UK.
 

Full details and tickets are available here

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