Love Song To Lavender Menace
by James Ley
directed by Ros Philips
"You want books, I'll give you books!"
Cast your mind back to 1982 - Margaret Thatcher sends the British Fleet to the Falklands, Channel 4 comes to the living room and Prince William is born, but this play has nothing to do with all that. This play is about activism, community and fighting for acceptance with words, music, humour and heart.
On Edinburgh’s Forth Street, two friends Bob and Sigrid are opening their new lesbian, gay and feminist bookshop, ‘Lavender Menace’. A trailblazing venture that will become the beating heart for Edinburgh’s LGBT+ community.
Now on the eve of the shop’s 5th birthday, sales assistants Paul and David take a look back at its origins, its importance, its celebration of queer culture, how things have changed for the better (maybe) ... and straight away, the arguments begin!
Love Song to Lavender Menace is a beautifully funny and moving exploration of the love and passion it takes to make something happen and the loss that is felt when you have to let it go.
An LGBT History Month Scotland Cultural Commission. Script developed with support from Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. Thanks to the support of Edinburgh International Book Festival and Red Bridge Arts.
This play contains some swearing and sexual references.
Times & Prices
PREVIEW, 8pm 12 October
£10 Preview tickets on sale from 11 September
EVENINGS, 8pm Tuesday - Saturday
MATINEES from 24 May, 2.30pm Saturdays
EVENINGS Tuesday - Saturday: £15
MATINEES Wednesday and Saturday: £15
CONCESSIONS £13 concession
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