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The Queer Historian: My Dear Aunty Nell

24 June 2023
7:30 pm
9:00 pm

Aunty Nell’s invited us round for tea! Come to ONCA for an evening of gossip and hearsay, and see how LGBTQ+ history has been shared for generations. Join Tommy (The Queer Historian) for a family meal, and fill yourself up with food and tales, just like Sunday afternoons at Aunty Nell’s.

When a community is written out of history books, they find their own way to share their stories. This show is a love letter to gossip, and to memories. As Dear Aunty Nell often said: “the only way to remember the dead is to tell those stories as your own, dear”.

My Dear Aunty Nell also asks: how can you grieve for someone who isn’t dead? This intimate environment will be a safe place to explore how we remember the people and stories that we hold dear. Made in collaboration with Opening Doors, a charity that provides support to members of the LGBTQ+ community over the age of 50.

Each show has a running time of 50 minutes and has a 30 minute Q&A after each performance where Tommy invites a guest from the LGBTQ+ community to join them for dinner to decompress and discuss the themes that are raised during the performance.

My Dear Aunty Nell incorporates live cooking onstage and after the performance the audience will be invited to share in a vegan meal.


Photo credit: Rosie Powell


24 June 2023
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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14 Saint George's Place
Brighton, England BN1 4GB United Kingdom


The Queer Historian

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