Running at the Deptford based Theatre from the 31st January until the 11th February, We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary is a story of determination and hope set against a background unemployment, riots, driven by racism and AIDS.
Disenchanted by the London gay disco scene of 1981, two best friends set out to build their own underground club, a place of pure escapism where prejudice, poverty and bigotry can be forgotten for a few hours, lost to the dance.
But success brings its own demons; ambition, addiction and the dawning onslaught of AIDS threaten to tear their friendship – and their sanctuary – apart. And when you’re young, scared, rebelling and vilified for your sexuality, the crucial importance of queer spaces and of gay friendship cannot be underestimated.
Daniel Fulvio and Martin Moriarty directs Dean Graham, Jahvel Hall, Carl Mullaney and Oseloka Obi in Inky Cloak‘s latest production to explore gender and sexuality. The creative team also includes choreography by Mina Aidoo, designs by Ingrid Hu, lighting by Marty Langthorne and sound by Xana.