Joyfully Grimm: Reimagining a Queer Adolescence
Right To Be Human
(Mon 16 Oct: 8pm)
1988. One boy is growing up in myth and magic, unaware that Section 28, a ‘prohibition on promoting homosexuality’, is moving to silence his tale and those of anyone like him. LGBTQIA+ people have always existed joyfully – in stories and real life – and the fabulous eventually wins.
Combining traditional fairy tales and original poetry, storyteller James Stedman - and a grumpy frog - will guide you through a heartfelt, slightly irreverent look at our history, towards a hopeful future. Directed by Molly Naylor.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, creatives within and beyond the storytelling community celebrate and explore aspects of our common humanity. The Right To Be Human series includes new shows specially commissioned for this year’s Festival.
Join us as we explore, question and celebrate the Right To Be Human. This year, on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we consider the many challenges we face, from human health and wellbeing to the health and future of our planet. However, there is also a worldwide movement to meet these challenges, and to exist imaginatively, fairly and in community with the whole diversity of life. Storytelling has embraced these values from the dawn of culture and stories today can help us be more connected to the world around us, as well as our rights, showing us how to be more alive and creative as humans.
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