We Raise our Hands in the Sanctuary began as a development project with the Albany Theatre in 2015. Now, the company are developing further, with a run scheduled for Jan-FEb 2017.
New best friends Michael and Joseph reckon they can do better than what’s on offer in the London gay disco scene of 1981.
So one on the decks, one on the lights, they build their own underground club, where devotees can escape the racism, hardship and homophobia that still stalk the city’s streets.
And it looks like they’re going to conquer the world until ambition, addiction and the dawning onslaught of AIDS threaten to tear them apart.
At a time when nightclubs are being closed across the capital and rampant gentrification is sweeping away LGBT pubs and bars, We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary tells its uplifting story with drama, contemporary dance and the club sounds of the 1980s. It’s a celebration of the crucial importance of queer spaces and the power of gay friendship.
Praise for Inky Cloak’s Cover Her Face:
“Ridiculously sexy” Gay Times.
“Muscular, brash and fiercely physical” The Upcoming.
“Crippling jealousy, tender love, fierce rage – this is the stuff of all our lives”
The Public Reviews.