First look production images are released for What It Means, a new play by James Corley – the first show for the newly founded production company The Lot Productions as part of their inaugural theatre season.
Directed by The Lot’s Creative Director, Harry Mackrill, the production, starring Richard Cant, opens at Wilton’s Music Hall on 9 October, with previews from 4 October, and runs until 28 October.
What It Means is an adaptation of Merle Miller’s seminal essay What It Means to be a Homosexual. Printed in 1971 in the New York Times and published as On Being Different by Penguin. This act of bravery and quiet protest has become a defining part of the LGBTQ+ rights movement as we know it today. An emotional, one-person voyage through history – some personal, some not – What It Means speaks directly to audiences about the importance of standing up for what you believe in, accepting the validity of one’s own voice and taking a courageous step onto the platform that is offered to you.