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The Adhesion of Love

12 Feb 2019

LGBT History Month is thrilled to announce Inkbrew Productions “The Adhesion of Love” as the 2019 national heritage premiere for LGBT History Month. A new play by Stephen M Hornby Directed by Helen Parry.

The Adhesion of Love

The Adhesion of Love tells the extraordinary true story of how an architect’s assistant from Bolton crossed the Atlantic in 1891 to meet the visionary queer poet Walt Whitman. In 1885, John W Wallace, a working-class man from Bolton, sets up the Eagle Street ‘College’, a book group that celebrates his love for Walt Whitman’s poetry. Attracting a small group of like-minded men, Wallace embarks on a journey of spiritual and sexual self-discovery through Whitman’s words. When Wallace arrives in America six years later and meets his literary hero face-to-face, he is forced to confront the true nature of the intimacy the college members are seeking.  On his return to Bolton, Wallace is unsure how to express his new sexual and spiritual awakening within in the conservative confines of Victorian England.

Audience warnings: Contains scenes of a sexual nature Age guidance: 12 plus

7pm, Wednesday 20 February

Tickets: £9/£6

To book please visit or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box office. 0161 275 8951 (12.30-2.30pm weekdays)

Further Information:

The Martin Harris Centre