David Hoyle: Diamond

Soho Theatre by arrangement with Switchflicker and Tim Whitehead presents

David Hoyle: Diamond

  • Tue 17 - Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9pm
  • From £10

Diamond is a bitter sweet journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to current day events through the thrilling biography of David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal experience and public events Diamond charts David’s rise from gay adolescent in Blackpool, to famous Channel 4 Anti-drag queer cult phenomenon.

Reclaiming historical moments and reflecting on the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, and more recent LGBT political activists, Diamond revisits this challenging history and on-going struggle for equality.

‘The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a LGBT history we are proud of.’ – David Hoyle

An unforgiving piece of avant-garde theatre Diamond navigates the transformation of gay counter-cultures, queer gender and sexuality, and British social attitudes, and will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.

With special guests The LipSinkers

Commissioned by Contact

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: Approx 75min


Writer and performer
David Hoyle

Creative team

Mark Whitelaw
Producer and Dramaturg
Jayne Compton


Sound Designer
Richard Torry
Visual Designer and Photographer
Lee Baxter
Lighting Designer
Lawrence Rekkie