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For WE’LL MEET IN MOSCOW

‘Couple of things stood out, moments, lines that I’ll go home with. …they gave me colour of the reality of what that looks like. Something harder. I wanted to hear more about those harder bits’. 

Post show discussion South Devon College – 12th November

 

‘ I really liked it, and the multiple different elements. Loved the choreography …felt you got a lot of rhythm and emotion into that hour… different ways to pace yourselves. Like how you took us to different places, geographically, in our heads and in terms of rhythm’.

 Post show discussion South Devon College – 12th November

 

‘I thought the hope was in the love. Utterly beautiful love story didn’t need to know any more. It was enough for me. Struck by the sound. The dialogue was was quiet, but it made me focus… but I loved the use of sound throughout. Loved it’. 

Post show discussion South Devon College – 12th November

 

‘ LGBT history, modern history, it’s in my lifetime, and it’s interesting how as someone in the community, these stories from across the world are happening to someone like me. That juxtaposition that it’s so far away, yet it could be me…I n the love story, they’re just like me, and they love as I do. And I’m allowed to do that here, there’s no laws – I’m free to be who I want to be – and you got across the image of this inability for that couple to love who they want to. Thank you for that’.

‘Feels timeless but also historical’.

Post show discussion Exeter Phoenix 16 November

 

For IN OTHER WORDS

‘ Loved there was a commonality but also massive individuality in all of them. They wove together, I really liked that’.

In Other Words Q&A From Devon With Love, 22 January 2016

 

‘Ultra impressed. The actors who read the parts were amazing and really brought it to life’.

In Other Words Q&A From Devon With Love, 22 January 2016

 

‘ The whole thing is about love and it shone right through…I hate community theatre, but this has been the best night! It’s been so good. I was genuinely horrified that I had to come to this! But it was so good. Really good’.

In Other Words Q&A From Devon With Love, 22 January 2016

 

‘… They’re personal stories- the act of being encouraged to tell your stories, the process of you being encouraged in this format, and the process of developing your voices, its fascinating, understanding what you’re going through to put it on. This is an open forum, can go in and have open conversations. If you go further back in the past, it wouldn’t have been possible

In Other Words Q&A From Devon With Love, 22 January 2016

 

 ‘ I like that it was about love, it could have been about any country. A haunted love between two people, so it’s above identity politics, the fact that people should be able to love with out being persecuted should come through’.

Q&A WMIM Barbican 28 Feb 2016

 

‘ I remember going into the Lockyer as a young man, through that door, and all the people would look, that feeling of acceptance, and remember I’d seen the film Cabaret, and was still dating girls, and thought I was living a double life, and went into the Lockyer, it was amazing. Didn’t realise how amazing it was, and what a world it was, the characters. Was amazing the sailors that would come in there. It’s a much more open age now, but it seems to be full of different things with servicemen were interested in this gay life, well captured. And Paul’s story of course, couldn’t help realising how lucky Paul was with his escape, and whether the three guys were the ones who committed the murder. Really brought it home. Thank you’.

Q&A WMIM Barbican 28 Feb 2016

 

‘ I heard them the first time, and hearing them again I actually felt the depth of the stories more this time around. They were amazing anyway, but still much more to them – it feels deeper’.

Q&A WMIM Barbican 28 Feb 2016

 

‘Certainly the Electric Spaces one – the bookshop was a safe haven for me, books I could relate to, that really resonated- I knew Pru and know Gay – just a lot of memory and a lot of truth. Beautiful to hear that, the diversity of all these stories’.

Q&A WMIM Barbican 28 Feb 2016

 

In response to LGBT history walks in Plymouth, 28 Feb 2016

“We all of us; everyone in Plymouth, need to know about our full history.  Alan’s history was shocking, inspiring, uplifting and at times sad and full of regret for what society was and still is to some extent.  I look forward to reading the book of the walk.  Thank you.”

“Very interesting.  Thank you so much Alan for being the greatest story-teller of all times!!  Documentation was great, the emotion of it too thanks to Alan’s personal approach to it sometimes!  I really enjoyed it.  Keep up the good work!”

“Very productive & dynamic. The guide really put a lot of emotion on explaining LGBT Plymouth History.  Its the first time I’ve been part of such experience and I really enjoyed it.  Thank you for this interesting, beautiful Sunday.”