Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of avant garde performer David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent in Blackpool, through famous Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomena Divine David, to the performer he is today. With specials guests the LipSinkers.
Join us for the unmissable launch of this year’s SHOUT with the legendary David Hoyle, including preshow performances and live music in the mac atrium and an exclusive afterparty with Queerzone3000 at mac birmingham
“David Hoyle is one of the most extraordinary performance artists working in the UK. His foray into history with Diamond is a wondrous new adventure: Queer history, queerly – and brilliantly – told.” – John McGrath, Artistic Director, Manchester International Festival
Commissioned by Contact and supported by Arts Council England