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Steven Clark By Steven Clark

The play follows three gay men, two in a relationship and one whom the couple meet on-line on Gaydar. Some issues the characters go through include commitment, immaturity, and sexual identity

York Idea stage

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Blowing Whistles is a two-act theatrical play written by Matthew Todd, the current editor of the UK's best selling gay magazine Attitude. It centers on gay culture and the difficulties it presents gay men. It had a first run in June 2005 at the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, where it was directed by Phil Willmott. Following this it was performed at Sound Theatre off Leicester Square, London in 2006, and has since seen productions in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fire Island (New York), Boston, Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. It returned to London transferring to the Leicester Square Theatre in 2008 in a production by Jonathan Altaras, directed by Pete Nettell who directed the Sydney production. It received overwhelmingly positive notices from such diverse publications as the gay press through to the right wing Spectator. The London Evening Standard compared it to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and The Stage compared it to the work of Larry Kramer.

What we'll deliver:

  • Present a top quality theatrical production
  • Promote a positive outlook for LGBT people
  • Raise awareness to LGBT social inclusion issues

Why it's a great idea:

The play is widely recognised as giving the illusion of being a light gay comedy in the first act before taking a darker, powerful turn in the second. This play will highlight social inclusions that LGBT people encounter in todays society.

Steps to get it done:

  • Cover cost of external stage management team
  • Pay for the costume and set
  • Pay for the license of the play
  • Pay for the marketing materials

It will also highlight other LGBT organisations in York and promote the successful event YORK PRIDE bringing people into the city

Location York

About the space

The Basement @ City Screen


City of York Council

How will the money be spent?Total £974

Licensee Fee - £350 (36%)
Stage Management - £200 (21%)
Marketing Materials - £180 (18%)
Set and Costume Hire - £150 (15%)
Other - £94 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Licensee Fee
Stage Management
Marketing Materials
Set and Costume Hire
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £974

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