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Homophobic twats F**K OFF.

I’ve been a little depressed lately what with hearing about this and this. It didn’t help that on the train into work this morning I found myself sitting next to an outrageously homophobic, Neanderthal-like creature who’d somehow managed to skip two million years of evolution – and washing, judging by the smell of beer that hovered around him.

The denim clad thug – who ironically wouldn’t have looked out of place in a Tom Of Finland drawing – was on his mobile talking to a mate about a boozy incident that occurred the night before.

”Yeah, so Geoff turned around and kicked him in the neck. It all got rather nasty. An ambulance was called for him. What? Did I help him? Naah – are you joking?! I wouldn’t touch a queer!” He then went on to add, in a authoritative tone, “we might have to put up with them but it doesn’t mean we have to go near them.”

Charming!

Anyway, luckily the world isn’t all bad. This morning it was announced that a special performance of Little Shop of Horrors will be show in association with Theatrecares at 11.30pm on Monday 11th June. Performers, technicians and theatre staff have agreed to provide this extra performance for free, with proceeds being directed by Theatrecares to people and communities living with HIV and AIDS.

If you haven’t seen this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies (and one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time, fact fans) you have a treat in store for you.

Chairman of Theatrecares, David Pendlebury, says, “We are thoroughly grateful to all involved with Little Shop of Horrors for agreeing to perform this special show for the benefit of Theatrecares. The atmosphere at these Midnight Matinees is always electric, and this next one is bound to be no exception. We’re all really looking forward to what will undoubtedly be a unique experience.”

Tickets for Little Shop Midnight Matinee (priced at £30, £25 and £20) are available online at here or by calling the box office on 0870 060 6623 (handling fee per transaction).

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