Plague Over England

Plague Over EnglandWe now have tickets available for Plague Over England playing at the Duchess Theatre.

Plague Over England is based around the controversial 1953 conviction of Sir John Gielgud – for persistently importuning men for immoral purposes.

More than just a dramatization of a scandalous event in one actor’s life, this new play shows how Gielgud’s arrest played a small but distinct part in the battle to make homosexuality legal.

Plague Over England captures the spirit of Britain in the early 1950s when judges, politicians and the national press were describing homosexuality as a cancer, an epidemic and a threat to national life. It is an extraordinary insight into the dramatic changes in social attitudes to gay life in the last fifty years.

Tickets are now available from 11th February to 16th May 2009 from


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