The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040788Publication Date:
12 May 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788505390Publication Date:
12 May 2022
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
Soho Theatre, London, 2022

The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs

By Iman Qureshi

Paperback £11.99£9.59

Ebook £11.99£9.59

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When banks and sandwich shops have more pride than we do, where can we go to be with our tribe?

It's 2022. There's a rainbow flag in every high-street window, and no lesbian bar. Enter The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs: a lesbian choir on a mission to unite a disparate and dwindling community. Led by a world-weary conductor, the choir flirt, gossip and attempt to sing their way onto the main stage at Pride.

But harmony is more easily dreamt than realised in this heart-warming musical comedy about love, queerness and belonging. Iman Qureshi's play The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs premiered at Soho Theatre, London, in May 2022, as a co-production between Soho and Damsel Productions. It was shortlisted for the 2022 George Devine Award.

Press Quotes

'Acerbic, moving and fun, with some really terrific writing... a charming, funny and inclusive piece of work'

Evening Standard

'So funny that your stomach aches from laughter... captures the fullness of a life that is rarely seen on stage... Here's hoping it goes far'


'A warm cosy hug of a show, full of life, wit, and pathos that lingers long after its last notes fade'

Time Out

'I was totally blown away! Clever, quirky, funny, upsetting, poignant and educational. A must-see'


'A true celebration of lesbian identity - immensely necessary but also, immensely fun... Qureshi's writing is almost faultless, quickly dancing between joyous humour and painful scenes... a perfect example of the play-with-music done right'

Broadway World

'Delightful and moving... plenty of laugh-out-loud moments that resonate with audiences from all walks of life. There are also scenes of real tenderness, gut-wrenching sadness, and a sense of genuine fear'

Culture Whisper
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781839040788Publication Date:
12 May 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781788505390Publication Date:
12 May 2022
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Iman Qureshi:

The Funeral Director

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