A one-woman musical cabaret is coming to Taunton as part of LGBT History Month

Somerset Libraries are delighted to welcome Rose Collis to Taunton in February as part of an Arts Council-funded tour for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2016.

‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’ is a first ever musical cabaret show written and performed by a British female author. This original entertainment, written and performed by Rose Collis, one of Sussex’s favourite personalities, is a unique mixture of music, history and comedy.

It combines stories, vignettes and songs about some of her favourite, eclectic LGBT ‘trouser-wearing characters’, from Nancy Spain to Colonel Barker, stage legend Dougie Byng to the ‘lady’ herself, Coral Browne.

Gaining 5 star reviews from the UK and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand, the show has been described as ‘outstanding’ and ‘highly entertaining’.

Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member with a responsibility for Somerset Libraries said; “Somerset County Council are proud to support LGBT History Month and to promote equality for our LGBT community. This play looks set to be a witty and funny piece of entertainment and I would encourage everyone to try to see it.”

The performance will take place on Wednesday 17 February, 2016 at Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3XZ. 6.30pm, doors open 6pm.

All tickets are £5, bookable online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosecollis, or can be paid for on the door.

The performance will be followed by an informal Q&A sessions with Rose Collis and opportunities to buy her books. For more information about the show and Rose Collis, please visit www.rosecollis.com.

Rose Collis is available for interview: contact rose.collis@outlook.com

Throughout LGBT History Month (in February) the Library Service will also have a display of LGBT books available to borrow. This collection has just completed a tour of all Somerset Libraries, and will be available in Taunton and Yeovil libraries, throughout the month.

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