job opportunity

we are looking for a freelance historian 

  • Based in Bristol or South-West
  • £200 per day for approx. 8 Days work
  • part time basis from April – July 18

    exciting opportunity has become available to work with Bristol based Theatre Maker and Performer, Tom Marshman on his latest project – working title, ‘A Haunted Existence.’

    The project focuses on the story of Geoffrey Patrick Williamson who at, only 17, was on a train from Exeter towards Bristol when he propositioned a man in the train carriage who was a railway officer in plain clothes. Williamson was then removed from the train at Taunton and arrested. He told the police “You may consider these things morally wrong – I don’t”. He then revealed names of men he had sex with, leading to a major investigation, resulting in 17 men being arrested. 15 were tried at Somerset Assize Court, in Wells Town Hall on May 26, 1954. All 15-pleaded guilty to unnatural acts or gross indecency, 9 sent to prison.

    Some of this research has already been carried out but we are still keen to find out more about the men who were arrested and especially what their lives were like before and after the arrests.  

    The project will include workshops with young people with a focus on life in Britain before partial decriminalisation through the Sexual Offences Act, public engagement and culminate with a run of shows in September 18 at Bristol’s, The Island as part of their Open doors weekend.

  • PLEASE email producer@tommarshman for JOB PACK











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