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Love Song to Lavender Menace

Friday 27 October, 8pm
£12 / £10
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It’s 1987 and shop workers Lewis and Glen are getting ready for a celebration of the 5th anniversary of LAVENDER MENACE, Scotland’s foremost lesbian, gay, feminist bookshop. From its humble beginnings in the cloakroom of an Edinburgh nightclub, (that saw a performance from the Village People!), this trailblazing venture has become the beating heart of Edinburgh’s LGBT community. But can it survive in Thatcher’s changing Britain of capitalism and commodification?

Love Song to a Lavender Menace is a funny and moving testimony to the love and passion it takes to make something happen and the loss that is felt when you have to let it go.

Suitable for ages 14+                 Approximate running time:  1 hour 50 minutes


Join us for James Ley's play, Love Song to Lavender Menace – a radical, time-travelling, disco-dancing LGBT+ love story!

Posted by Lyceum Theatre on Thursday, 21 September 2017


“A Stunningly beautiful play”The Reviews Hub


“A play for our times that speaks volumes about cities and change.” The Scotsman

“Sparky and good-humoured”, “funny and celebratory”, “claims a piece of recent history with zest, compassion and due reverence to the power of the printed word”
 The Guardian


“Celebratory… a thoroughly entertaining and important piece of LGBT social history.”  The Stage


“One of the most entertaining plays we’ve seen in some time… a great night out”, “Matthew McVarish and Pierce Reid are sensational as Glen and Lewis.”
 Just for Culture


“uplifting, funny, beautifully written and superbly acted”


“A delightful gem of a show”  Edinburgh 49


The Student


“a thoroughly entertaining play”

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