Based on Mussolini’s persecution of homosexuals, Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker’s San Domino will play at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 5th June. 

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One night in 1939, Carlo, Claudio and friends are arrested in Catania.  

Condemned without any trial, they arrive on San Domino: a prison island solely for gay men.  For all the indignity and squalor of prison life, men previously forced to live in the shadows now have no need to hide who they are.  

But whatever kind of life they may be trying to build, in the background war is looming.

Featuring a cast of actor-musicians, San Domino is an tragic-comic world of love, loss and the struggle just to survive.

The production features book & lyrics Tim Anfilogoff, music by Alan Whittaker,lighting by Mitchell Reeve, design and costume by Faye Brad and is directed by Matthew Gould.

Tim Anfilogoff’s previous credits include The Other Island and The Meaning of Lunch which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Alan Whittaker’s musical theatre credits include A Body to Diet For, The Golden Age and Liberty City. Meanwhile, director Matthew Gould’s previous credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Secret Garden and  The Anorak.

Casting for the production has yet to be announced.

San Domino will play at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 5th to the 30th June. For more information and to book tickets visit:




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