Coming out in the colliery: Hit show mining for laughs in Lichfield next month

Coming out in the colliery: Hit show mining for laughs in Lichfield next month
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Posted on 18 Feb 2020

A touring production of a show which focuses on the reaction of a mining community when one of their number comes out as gay, is next month visiting the Midlands.   


Set in 1962 and likened to Brassed Off - but featuring barbershop harmonies! - raucous 2002 comedy The Glee Club stops off in the region with a stunning success in the West End to recommend it. 

Richard Cameron's musical drama follows the fortunes of a colliery glee club whose director, a mining engineer named Phil, harbours a long-held secret. When the truth is finally revealed, the group’s sense of solidarity is suddenly and seriously challenged... 


Featuring male nudity, strong language, and references to homophobic violence and abortion, The Glee Club shows at Lichfield Garrick Theatre from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 March. 

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