Queers will consist of eight monologues to be staged at The Old Vic in London, before airing on BBC Four this July.
Gay Times cover star Russell Tovey, Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming, Gemma Whelan and Ian Gelder are among the impressive cast of actors who will feature across the series of 15-minute pieces.
Queers has been curated and directed by Mark Gatiss and will take a look back at the LGBT+ community in Britain over the past 100 years. It will be broadcast as part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia season.
The series is being staged and aired in July to coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967.
Ben Whishaw will play a soldier returning from the trenches in The Man on the Platform, while Russell Tovey will take on the role of a gay actor in the 1980s for More Anger.
Rebecca Front will deal with the issue of marriage in Missing Alice, while Alan Cumming will reflect upon gay marriage in modern Britain in Something Borrowed.
Game of Thrones star Gemma Whelan , Black Mirror’s Kadiff Kirwan, Ian Gelder (Snatch) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) will appear respectively in A Perfect Gentleman, Safest Spot in Town, I Miss the War and A Grand Day Out.
Each 15-minute monologue will examine the very different attitudes, as well as the social changes to gay men’s life throughout the 20th Century.
The plays that make up Queers are written by Matthew Baldwin, Jon Bradfield, Michael Dennis, Keith Jarrett, and Gareth McLean, who are writing for television for the first time.
Further contributions come from established screenwriters Jackie Clune, Brian Fillis and Mark Gatiss himself.
Τον Ben Whishaw τον είχα δει στο Άρωμα, μετά στο Brideshead Revisited και μετά στο Τhe Hollow Crown. Είναι ε-ξαι-ρε-τι-κός ηθοποιός. Και αυτό σπάνια το τονίζω. Υ.Γ Εύχομαι να βγούνε ελληνικοί υπότιτλοι.