This is a musical adaptation by composer Philip Venables and director Ted Hufman. It is split into a series of vignettes, moving through history telling of ‘The Revolutions’ in which we learn of the Faggots (representing Homosexual Men) and their friends; Women, Women loving Women, Faeries and basically anyone who isn’t a cis-het-white male identifying person. We are taken on a journey where the ‘Men’ oppress and harm anyone who doesn’t fit in to their mould. It is a safe space where fables and memories are shared by the cast of actors, singers and musicians. There are times of joy, times of sadness, times of laughter and times of tears all packed into this 90 minute piece.
The entire cast of 15 bring this piece to life together, on an almost bare stage with only chairs and various instruments dotted around the perimeter they work closely to create beautiful soundscapes which fill the auditorium and take my breath away. They delightfully move from one section to another, as they take us along with them on this journey.