A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

'A gay old time' for Gort this Sunday

Brian Fleming in his one man show, A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade.

Brian Fleming in his one man show, A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade.

A SACRILEGIOUS Lesbian and Homosexual Parade, Brian Fleming's acclaimed one-man show, described as “original, fun and different" by The Irish Times, will be performed in the Gallery Café, Gort, this Sunday, January 10, at 8.30pm.

Using humour, storytelling, bad dancing, bad striptease, and musical skills, Fleming draws us into his highly original take on the parade, conjuring up characters from Panti Bliss to Mayor Bill De Blasio. Through wry humour and curmudgeonly delivery, the play charts a journey not only into New York's gay community, but to the Ireland of the early 1990s where homosexuality, divorce, and condoms are illegal up to the Ireland of 2015 and the Yes vote on marriage equality.

A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade is part of a Trilogy, along with Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister and Have Yis No Homes To Go To, which deal with poverty and immigration respectively. The full trilogy will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre Galway later this month and in New York in March. The show is written and performed by Brian Fleming, who has worked with The Chieftains, Jack L and Davy Spillane. It is directed by Raymond Keane.

The show has won critical acclaim with Gay Community News saying it "manages to be feel-good without veering into tweeness...Fleming is a powerhouse solo performer and a delight to watch. Go and get carried away”.

Tickets are €10 from the Gallery Café. For more information contact 091 - 630630.

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