Small Town Boys


Small Town Boys


Small Town Boys

Tue 08 Aug 2023 - Sat 12 Aug 2023


Pay What You Can From £5


TUE 8 - SAT 12 AUG, 7:30pm

Age Restriction: 18+ 
Running Time: 60 mins (approx)

Location: King’s Nightclub Dundee

TUE 8 - SAT 12 AUG
Location: King’s Nightclub Dundee
Shaper/Caper presents Small Town Boys - a brand new show exploring the escapism of queer nightlife during the 80s AIDS crisis through dance and spoken word. A young man leaves his small hometown to find refuge in the bright lights and warm embrace of the big city; he discovers solace and joy in the city's LGBTQ+ scene, but soon find himself navigating a terrifying unfolding health crisis, almost completely ignored by the government.  
Our dancers will be taking over the floor of Kings nightclub with everyone’s favourite 80s anthems, along with our LGBTQ+ community cast, immersing audiences in the joy and chaos of the nightlife scene by dancing alongside them.  

Choreographer Thomas Small 
Set & Costume Designer Becky Minto 
Lighting Designer Dylan Baillie 
Composer Mark Franks 
Dramaturg Natalie McGrath
Associate Designer Fraser Lappin
Small Town Boys is produced in association with Gardyne Theatre and Dundee Rep Theatre, and generously supported by Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. 

Age Restriction: 18+ 
Running Time: 60 mins (approx)

BSL Interpreted performances:
Friday 11 August  - 7.30pm 
Saturday 12 August - 2.30pm 


Supported by Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, offering support, information and advice services for those living with HIV and affected by HIV or poor sexual health. Our vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

The first named man to die of AIDS related causes, Terry Higgins died in July 1982 and his close friends formed a support group to help men like Terry and their friends. Charity status followed soon after and now, celebrating our 40th Anniversary year, we’ve been remembering Terry and reflecting on the work we’ve accomplished together over the past 40 years. We’ve seen incredible advances in prevention, testing, treatment and care for those living with HIV. But we still have big challenges if we’re to make sure that everyone can access the tools to protect themselves and others, so we finally end HIV transmissions.

HIV has changed, but we see time and again that many people’s views of HIV remain stuck in the decade when Terry Higgins died. Stigma can have devastating consequences in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.

Stigma can prevent someone from taking a test and getting the care and treatment they need. It can prevent those newly diagnosed from getting the support they need from those around them.

Our work to educate and dispel myths through changing perceptions and knowledge in the general public is as vital as it’s ever been – it’s also key to our goal to stop HIV transmissions.

If we find and test everyone living with HIV and get them onto treatment so HIV can’t be passed on, we can stop an epidemic.

Working together, we can end new transmissions of HIV in the UK by 2030.

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