£15 off when booking for all three nights of the Come As You Are Festival.
I'm Bitter About Glitter - 7.45pm
I’m Bitter About Glitter is a collaboration between Liz Clarke (42) and Felix Council (9). The piece collides extravagant fantasy and the reality of mother and child making a piece of work together; and the infinite questions this poses. It is a gentle exploration of identity and how this is presented in terms of gender and choice and also the roles we play in our lives; subjects that the glitter loving pair are both very interested in. It probes questions of agency, accepted norms, motherhood and the family.
I’m Bitter About Glitter is supported by Arts Council England and directed by Lucy Cassidy (Schools Without Walls and The Egg, Bath)
Deuce - 8.05pm
Devised by Rachael Miles and Tom Marshman
Deuce explores the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Section 28, the infamous legislation that banned local authorities from ‘promoting’ homosexuality and had a profoundly damaging effect on the ability to be visible as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) person without fear of, or actual, reprisal. Growing up in the grip of clause 28, Tom and Rachael took their role models where they could find them, from Martina Navratilova, The Fall Guy, Princess Leigh to Cindy and KD Lang.
It explores female masculinities and male femininities using pop cultural references to unpick historical representations of gender non-conformity and reinsert/instate them (and their relevance) into contemporary ‘queer’ discourse.
Bullish - 9.05pm
Written and Directed by Lucy J Skilbeck
“I am a bull. I am a bull…ish. I live between worlds. Slip between myths with dexterous leaps. Do I scare you? How about now?”
From the makers of smash hit Joan (Off West End, Fringe First and Stage Award winner) Milk Presents bring you Bullish. Bullish pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rulebook. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, Bullish is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth.
A new mythical play with songs, negotiating ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity. This show drops a proverbial bull into a china shop and hopes it breaks everything.
‘A radical message in a populist show, wringing new meanings from an ancient myth’
What’s On Stage
‘A triumphant piece of theatre that is entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure’