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september 2022

01sep7:30 pmPS: Burn This Letter Please (15) at Bridport Arts CentreA box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a 5-year exploration into a part of LGBT history that has never been told

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Bridport Arts Centre

A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a 5-year exploration into a part of LGBT history that has never been told. The letters, written in the 1950s by a group of New York City drag queens, open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law and where the penalties for “masquerading” as a woman were swift and severe. Using original interviews, never-before-seen archival footage and photographs and stylized recreations, P.S. BURN THIS LETTER PLEASE reconstructs this pre-Stonewall era as Lennie, Robbie, George, Michael, Jim, Henry, Claude, Tish and Terry—former drag queens now in their 80s and 90s—reveal how they survived and somehow flourished at a time when drag queens were both revered and reviled, even within the gay community. The government sought to destroy them, then history tried to erase them, now they get to tell their story for the first time.

Date: Thursday 01 September 2022

Time: 7.30pm

Ticket Price: Adult £6.00 / Supporter & Concession £5.00

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or

www.bridport-arts.com

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm

Location

Bridport Arts Centre

9 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR

Organizer

Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF