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Glasgay! 2007

Scotland’s annual celebration of queer culture
12 October – 11 November 2007

Tamburlaine Must Die
Theatre
Music
Comedy
Visual arts and film
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Glasgay! 2007 festival has a dash of sparkling celebrities, haute couture, gothic drama, evocative music, boutique style musicals, hilarious confessional stand-up comedy; contemporary visual arts and fancy dress party nights.

Glasgay! 2007 Brochure cover

Highlights include Kylie: The Exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - gold lamé hotpants and haute couture! The flagship production is a specially commissioned production of Louise Welsh’s novel Tamburlaine Must Die adapted and directed by Kenny Miller, a sexy, swashbuckling 16th Century gothic thriller with dangerous government factions, double agents, necromancy, betrayal and death.

Tamburlaine Must Die

1593 and London is a city on the edge. Under threat from plague and war, it’s a desperate place where strangers are unwelcome and severed heads grin from spikes on Tower Bridge.

Tamburlaine Must Die; Photo courtesy Glasgay!

Playwright, poet and spy Christopher Marlowe has three days to live. Three days in which he confronts dangerous government factions, double agents, necromancy, betrayal and revenge in his search for the murderous Tamburlaine, a killer who has escaped from between the pages of his most famous and violent play.

Tamburlaine Must Die is the swashbuckling adventure story of a man who dares to defy both God and state and discovers that there are worse fates than damnation.

Kenny Miller, the director who brought Louise Welsh’s first novel The Cutting Room to the stage at the Citizens Theatre to critical acclaim, now brings us Tamburlaine Must Die, her second novel. Adapted from the book and interspersed with relevant scenes from Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine, this new adaptation is performed by four leading actors.

Theatre

Venus as a Boy; Photo courtesy Glasgay!

The National Theatre of Scotland present their hit Edinburgh Festival show, Venus as a Boy, at the Citizens' Theatre. A fantasy drama about escape from a turbulent childhood and a quest for knowledge of the divine. 

Little Johnny back and this time he's singing, with a hilarious stand-up/confessional, boutique style musical and quest for love. Random Accomplice present Little Johnny's Big Gay Musical, the sequel to 2005's sell-out performance, Little Johnny's Big Gay Adventure.

Music

Glasgay's music programme is both contemporary and classical with another hit concert from national treasure, Carol Laula, with a sneak preview of her new album; David Paul Jones with his evocative Palmstar Poppy; and at the RSAMD, a classical concert of contemporary love songs from Mauricio Virgens and Paul MacAlindin.

For all those of you who ever danced with hairbrushes in front of bedroom mirrors singing 'I had the time of my life!', the King's Theatre brings Dirty Dancing The Concent featuring an evocative mix of feel good tunes.

Party nights explore burlesque culture, electro underground dance and downright tongue-in-chic campery. Why not dress up for Scotland’s first ever Big Gay Prom or dress down and funky for regular club nights such as Utter Gutter or Death Disco?

Comedy

Comedy fans will be bowled over with the largesse of the programme this year.

Craig Hill; Photo courtesy Glasgay! Amy Lamé chokes on Mama Cass's final sandwich, Craig Hill sashays into the Tron for late night campery and Scott Capurro, Wicked Wenches and Jonathan Mayor return for more laughs at that favourite comedy haunt The Stand.

Plus don’t miss hit West end show Grumpy Old Women Live starring Britt Ekland, Dillie Keane and Denise Black coming to the Theatre Royal for one hilarious night of comedy.

Grumpy Old Women Live; Photo courtesy Glasgay!

Visual arts and film

The visual arts programme has the wonderful dynamic woven constructions and sculptural installations of Spanish artist Dani Marti with Glittering Shadows that combine intellect and sensual, Baroque minimalism. Andrew Printer is a photo-based artist living and working in southern California. His work aims to contribute to pertinent conversations taking place within the queer community, particularly about identity.

Glasgay’s Film programme looks at everything from gay obsession in truly original, poetic and subtle visions to intense and destructive relationships.  There’s everything from classy date movies to fast-talking screwball comedies and thought provoking socio-political issues. 

Glasgay! is one of the most relevant and coolest events in the annual calendar and truly offers entertainment for all ages, tastes and persuasions. 

For more information, visit the Glasgay! website. You can also email Glasgay or telephone on 0141 552 7575 or 7578,

See also
* Glasgay!
* Q! Gallery
 
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