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Play Reading - Iman Qureshi - Ministry of Lesbian Affairs
25th May from 20:00 to 22:00
In the Comfort Of Your Home

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown was the Zoom play-reading circle organised by the Criterion theatre in Coventry, transporting us to different worlds, in a diverse and often distant company of theatre lovers. 

Some led to productions, including 'The Gift' early this year and 'The Welkin' scheduled for 2023. 'Maryland' was performed on-line. It also meant that Criterion contacts from around the country could join in without having to brave the Coventry ring road. And enjoy a glass or two.

The readings are free to attend (although of course we pay for the rights) and but we think it’s important to broaden our horizons and build on that earlier good work.

So, as the nights draw in, why not come and escape from it all? You can read a part, stage directions or just sit back and listen -  it’s totally up to you. 

If you would like to read please email and include your name, approximate age and ethnicity so we can allocate parts as appropriately as possible (although be prepared to read anything!).

Hope to see you then. And please do spread the word, all are welcome.


25th May 2023 - 8pm - Iman Qureshi - Ministry of Lesbian Affairs 

It’s 2022. There’s a rainbow flag in every high street window, and no lesbian bar. Enter The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs: a lesbian choir on a mission to unite a disparate and dwindling community. Led by a world-weary conductor, the choir flirt, gossip and attempt to sing their way onto the main stage at Pride. This is a heart-warming and musical comedy about love, queerness, and belonging. No singing will be required as part of the reading! 

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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