Geoffrey Brown School Gays

Spoken Word


Gays everywhere! Since Spring Awakening in 1890, the stage and screen has depicted schools as hotbeds of gay romance, passion, sex and joy – but also bullying, blackmail, trauma and tragedy. What is it about boys and schools that have encouraged same-sex attraction (and rejection)? School Gays will look at around 25 plays and films (including some lesser-known shorts) from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Scandinavia that have explored (or exploited?) these issues. How have sensitive issues about underage sexuality been portrayed? And how have the gays survived – if they survived at all...

This show was part of our 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Programme