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Gay Theatre is Great Theatre

Performing for the community for thirty years

The gay theatre group Homo Promos was founded in 1988 as a response to Section 28, which forbade councils from ‘intentionally promoting homosexuality’.

Glinda South

Section 28 got the chop in 2003, but all these years later Homo Promos marches on.

This website tells the story of its numerous productions, its community activities and its current plans.

To learn more about Homo Promos, explore the various pages of this website.

Lockdown Readings 2021

Jeckell & Hyde

Full details of the 4th series of  lockdown readings is now available which includes Jekyll & Hyde.

See the full Zoom Programme

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Peter Scott‐Presland is the founder/director of Homo Promos and has written much of its material.

He has also been a journalist, historian, songwriter, and crossword compiler.

International Award


Homo Promos Theatre Company has been awarded the 2021 Orfeo & Thalia 2021 Award from the International Rainbow Culture Network, the world-wide network of LGBT+ arts practitioners based in Stockholm.

Orpheus and Calais Thalia

The award acknowledges the marathon series of online gay play readings which Homo Promos has been presenting since March 2020.

Outstanding in this series, and timely, given the success of Russell T Davies's It's A Sin, was AntiBody by Louise Parker Kelley, presented by the Company in October 1983.

It was the first play about HIV/AIDS in the world and was performed on 2 March 2021.