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LAUNCH: James Graham’s Sketching at Wilton’s Music Hall

Amidst all the clamour for greater representation across the industry, playwright James Graham and Director Thomas Hescott are about to genuinely change the lives of eight undiscovered writers with their collaborative new show James Graham’s Sketching, using Charles Dickens’ anthology-approach to storytelling in Sketches by Boz as its inspiration. The yet to be written show will portray 24-hours of London ...

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Outings – Curve, Leicester

Featured image, Rainbow Flag, for Outings

Writers: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Claire Going The concept of this show is a simple but brilliant exploration into real-life coming-out stories. Launched on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, the script is a powerfully woven patchwork piece of over 20 true stories collected from online submissions, interviews and even celebrity accounts pieced together by writers ...

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Outings – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Jo Beggs Created from real coming-out stories, the ever-changing Outings lays bare some life-changing moments from people around the world. In response to questions posed by writers Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott on the website RUComingOut.com, hundreds of people have shared funny, intimate and heart-breaking stories of that first moment ...

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The Act – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writers: Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Does anyone still speak Polari? Can anyone? It was an incredibly important dialect at a time, and now that it doesn't have to be used as a matter of necessity, it can and should be celebrated for being so fantastically outré and interesting. A few words have crossed into ...

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The Act – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:3.5] The Act refers to the Act of Parliament legalising homosexual activities betweentwo men in private. It also refers to this solo performance by Matthew Baldwin and no doubt sex itself. Set in front of a large scroll of paper filled with illustrations of a variety of nudes, gay ...

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The Act – Ovalhouse, London

Created by: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] To celebrate its fiftieth birthday, the Ovalhouse theatre has commissioned a season of work named Counterculture 50, exploring the possibilities of fringe theatre to inhabit a wider cultural frame of reference than the mainstream, something in which this theatre has a strong tradition while remaining aware ...

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