© 2012

Contemporary British Queer Performance


Part of the Performance Interventions book series (PIPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen Greer
      Pages 3-33
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Stephen Greer
      Pages 195-209
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 210-245

About this book


This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented.


festival identity theatre

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AberystwythUK

About the authors

STEPHEN GREER Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Aberystwyth, UK. His research focuses on the intersection of queer theory and contemporary performance, and he has published on lesbian and gay representation in theatre-in-education and new media works. He is Associate Producer for the stage and radio comedy team, The Penny Dreadfuls.

Bibliographic information


' Stephen Greer's Contemporary British Queer Performance is a welcome addition to critical work on performance practices that engage with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) subjectivities, communities, and politics in the United Kingdom, adding to the range of studies in this area... [The book] will be of particular use to students interested in how performance might be mobilised in the service of individuals, groups, and communities with a range of sexual identifications.' - Catherine Silverstone, Contemporary Theatre Review