adult poetry & play / LGBTQ+
ISBN 978-0-9570141-6-9 | 132pp | 2012
When you are turning fifty, fighting HIV/Hepatitis C co-infections, charged with criminally masterminding the recession and unable to dance, what do you do?
Fuelled by Scouse passion and jangle, Fifty charts a year with honest extravagance. It's an anarchic journey shared with illness and the adverse effects of its medications, with the long haul of being grassed up to the dole, with lost tickets, tags and tangents. But there is dancing. There must always be dancing...
Fifty tells the story of a remarkable year, some parts of which are already "out there", partially documented in ITV's The Briefs and BBC's Britain in a Day, and concludes with the theatre piece 'How To Be A Better Gay'.
Includes a Foreword by Rosie Garland.
Cover photo by Lee Baxter.