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Truant's Artistic Director Billy Cowan has been working hard, together with colleague Kim Wiltshire, on a new book Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre 1968-2018.  

The paperback was published in September 2018 by Pluto Press and Edge Hill University Press and is available from Amazon and other bookshops for £19.99
  
Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of political theatre in Britain. Including 'lost' scripts from companies including Broadside Mobile Workers Theatre, The Women's Theatre Group and The General Will, with incisive commentary from contemporary political theatre makers, the book asks the essential questions: What can be learnt from our rich history of political theatre? And how might contemporary practitioners apply these approaches to our current politically troubled world?
 
Billy wrote the introduction to the Queer section which briefly charts the history of LGBT theatre in the UK. The Queer section includes an extract of a lost gay play Men by Noel Greig and Dom Milligan, an interview with Ruth McCarthy, Artistic Director of Outburst, Julie Parker previous Artistic Director at The Drill Hall, and an essay about Queer Theatre by theatre practitioner Chris Goode.
  
Scenes ... was launched at the following venues:

24 October 2018      Home, Manchester
26 October 2018      The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University
02 November 2018  Foyles, Charing Cross Rd, London
11 November 2018  Outburst, Queer @ Queens, Belfast