When: Tuesday, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Starting 14th January 2020
Where: Large Room, Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Road, Southsea, PO4 0LQ (Venue is fully accessible)
Cost: £10 a week (or £100 for 12 weeks when paid in full before the start date)
Open to: ages 16+ (16 and 17 with written parental/guardian consent)
Show: Saturday 4th April 2020 at The Pyramids Centre
Come along to OmniArts GB adult drama group and learn or develop your theatre skills, as well as different types of theatre!
Discover and practice monologues, duologues and group performances.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an avid performer, all are welcome.
From January – April 2020 we will be exploring Queer Theatre, with pieces from a range of queer artists, including The Oberon book of Queer Monologues and Dirty White Boy by Clayton Littlewood, as well as drag performances, and the opportunity to write your own pieces.
Members will be able to explore whichever part(s) of Queer Theatre they are most interested in, culminating in a showcase performance at the end of term, which we will be raising money for Portsmouth Pride 2020 at.
Every OmniArts GB group welcomes anyone interested in joining, with no auditions. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Guest Workshop Leaders/Speakers
We are excited to have The Fabulous Josh and Clayton Littlewood providing guest workshops/insight for this course. The Fabulous Josh will be running a session all on drag performance, and Clayton Littlewood will answer any questions you have on his book/play “Dirty White Boy” which we have been granted permission to use excerpts from, and about writing from your own experiences.
The Fabulous Josh
The Fabulous Josh is your very own queer clown, running round on a hope and a prayer, they dominate evening entertainment with their regular club night ‘Queer Disco’ celebrating the South’s weird and wonderful creatures.
Performer/Host/DJ/Political pundit The Fabulous Josh is camper than a Carry On movie and features
entertainment so light you can spread it on your morning toast.
They have performed in all different places, including their own shows, Pride events, and pantos.
Sometimes awake during the day, they produce ‘Downtown’ a community engagement project, working with local artists, starting conversations on development of our cultural diversity, and the “Hey Babe” cafe every summer.
Josh will be running a session on drag performance – from the culture and community, to finding your inner drag performer.
Find out more about The Fabulous Josh, and where you can see him performing on the links below.
Josh Is Fab on Instagram
Downtown is Fab on Facebook
Knees Up! At The Blue Lagoon
Treasure Island at The Pyramids Centre
Clayton Littlewood is a well respected Diarist, author and playwright who grew up in Skegness before moving to London and documenting his experiences living and co-owning a clothes shop in Soho, which he published as “Dirty White Boy” in 2008, and later adapted into a play. In 2009 the play adaption had a preview run to sold out audiences, and in 2010, Dirty White Boy the play hit Trafalgar Studios for a short run, which also sold out.
Reviews of “Dirty White Boy”
“Funny, perceptive, sexy, exquisitely observed.” – Stephen Fry
“Touching and funny” – Elton John
“A hilarious and poignant fly-on-the-wall view of Soho. Clayton Littlewood is the wisest fly you will ever meet.”– Josh Kilmer-Purcell, author of I Am Not Myself These Days