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Final LGBT themed performances for Fringe Festival

Final LGBT themed performances for Fringe Festival

THE BIG THINGS by Mike Heath

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July at 7.30pm, Sunday 9 and Monday 10 July at 9pm, £10/£8.

King’s Arms Theatre, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

Grace is different. That’s why Malcolm loves her. But when she decides that they should have a baby, the differences grow and the tensions threaten to tear them apart. A tragi-comic play about love, delusion and parenthood. 

Shortlisted and developed by the BBC for the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2016.

@Write4TheStage

www.writeforthestage.co.uk

THIS MUCH (OR AN ACT OF VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE)

Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July, 7.30pm, £7/£6.

Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF 

THIS MUCH is a performance about how we define relationships; through objects, clothes, traditions and other people. Are relationships the way to express our truest selves or have the traditional forms outgrown their use? Three men trapped in the dregs of the world’s worst wedding disco risk everything in he chase to become what they want to be. 

Theatre, LGBT, contemporary.

www.secondmouseproductions.co.uk

BLEACH

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Sarturday 15 July, 7.30pm, £7/£5.

King’s Arms Studio 1, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

Tyler Everett knows how to take it like a man; he's made a career out of it. But on a regular night turning tricks, things start to spiral out of control and he'll be left questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent. Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one man show about sex, violence and city living.

Presented by British Exist Theatre.

Contemporary, LGBT, new writing, solo show.

@Existtheatre

www.exist-theatre.co.uk

HOLLY HUTCHINSON: MEET THE STEVENS

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July, 7pm, FREE.

Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF 

1 Trans Comedienne - 2 Characters

It's Sassy verses Classy in this outrageous debut show from Manchester's very own Holly Hutchinson. In this short fast paced show we meet two sisters, Jennifer & Sophie G Stevens, who live two very different lives.  There’s Jennifer; the educated nobel prize winner. Then there’s Sophie G the Geordie Shore/TOWIE/Made in Chelsea reality TV wannabe.

Between these two sisters we see them discuss being transgender, politics, finding your calling in life..and much more.

Supporting is the fabulous Justine Townsend with her hilarious "Menopause" mini show.

New writing, comedy, stand-up, LGBT, transgender.

S/HE/IT HAPPENS

Sunday 16 – Thursday 20 July, 9pm, £10/£7.50

King’s Arms Studio 1, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

A curious clown is stuck between the gender binary. Through mime, slapstick, and armed with a wardrobe of clothes, performer Miranda Porter explores the violence of assimilation. Is it really rewriting the rules if you haven't read the rulebook?

Age guidance 13+ (partial nudity). Presented by Le Juice.

Clown,Comedy,LGBT,Solo show

@lejuicetheatre

http://mirandaporter.co.uk

CHRISTOPHER BOWLES: LIVE IN TECHNICOLOR

Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 July, 7.30pm, FREE.

King’s Arms Studio 1, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

Award-winning playwright and performance poet Christopher Bowles explores a myriad of different colour-themed stories through spoken word, poetry and soundscape.

Adapted from his flash-fiction collection 'Spectrum', he offers more variety than a Dulux colour chart, guarantees more fun than watching paint dry, and is your favourite crayon.

Solo show,Spoken word,Poetry,LGBT

@MagpieManMCR

ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY?

Wednesday 19, andThursday 20 at 8pm, Sunday 23 July at 6pm and 8pm, £7/£5.50.

Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF.

Finn's off to Uni, and Lee, his brother's best mate, wants to teach him how to have fun. Deano's not so keen to have his younger brother cramping his style. Whilst their developing friendship is a cause for concern. Does Finn misread the signs? Is he certain of what's on offer? Is Lee? Are we? 'Absolute Certainty?' - Coming-of-age or coming out?

New writing, comedy, drama, LGBT.

@qweerdog

 www.facebook.com/qweerdog/

WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE

Wed 19 - Sun 23 July, 7.30pm, £12.

King’s Arms Theatre, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

It was the show that got Manchester talking. Nominated for three Manchester Theatre Awards and receiving multiple 5 star reviews. The true story of a Manchester based actor who's undiagnosed mental illness nearly destroyed him. Brand new production by award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions starring the actor the play is based on. Not to be missed 'Outstanding'

Vertigo won Best Drama for Porno Chic at the Greater Manchester Theatre Awards 2016.

Drama, theatre, true-life, contemporary

@VertigoTheatreP

 www.vertigotheatreproductions.co.uk

THE BIG THINGS by Mike Heath

Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 July, 7pm.

Oldham Library, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL.

Grace is different. That’s why Malcolm loves her. But when she decides that they should have a baby, the differences grow and the tensions threaten to tear them apart. A tragi-comic play about love, delusion and parenthood. 

Shortlisted and developed by the BBC for the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2016.

@Write4TheStage

www.writeforthestage.co.uk

THE NAKED DIETITIAN

Friday 21 July, 7pm, £5/£3.

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.

Hard-hitting and hope-stirring home truths in a performance tour-de-force from 'the literary lovechild of Allen Ginsberg and Jeanette Winterson' (BroadwayBaby). Visceral poetry:the Naked Dietitian shocks with science, story, grit and gumption. Expect to ride a roller coaster through your own emotional landscape.‘A poet of real substance’ (ScotsGay)

LGBT,Poetry,Spoken word

@Lucy_WellNow

 http://lucyaphramor.com/poet/

SUPER CALLY FRAGILE LIPSTICK

Friday 21 July, 9pm, £5/£3.

King’s Arms Studio, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new stand up show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick. Come and see her muse amusingly on how being Super and Fragile can be OK. And very, very funny. Just in case you didn't get that bit.

Comedy, LGBT, solo show, stand-up

@callybeaton

http://callybeaton.com

HETTY THE KING (AND OTHER WOMEN I HAVE LOVED)

Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July, 7pm, £9.50/£8

53two, 8 Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5NZ.

The show is inspired by Hetty King (an emblematic, 20th century drag king), which embraces women making connections across stages, in time. With song, music, and a bit of comedy, it is a story intertwining family secrets with the history of male impersonation. A Rude Awakening Production.

‘Beautifully acted, sensitively directed and thoughtfully put together’****(Fringe Guru)

Comedy, LGBT, new writing

@jopicassogreatermanchesterfringe.co.uk

FRAN AND LENI

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July, 9pm, £10/£8.

King’s Arms Theatre, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN.

1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp. 

Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. 

Music, sex, fishnets, tits and spitting. 

A two-girl escape from everything sugar and spice. 

'I was the punk. I was born punk. But she was my rock. The only one I ever had.' 

Fran & Leni provoked laughter and tears at Latitude and Edinburgh with this full-throttle tale of escape and lifelong friendship. 

Written by Award-winning writer Sadie Hasler. Directed by Sarah Mayhew. With original music by Fi & Dave Dulake of The Tuppenny Bunters and lyrics by Sadie Hasler. Fran & Leni is Old Trunk’s follow up to the critically acclaimed Pramkicker. Both plays are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 

New writing, LGBT.

@oldtrunktheatre

https://oldtrunktheatre.wordpress.com

DEATH AND DANCING

Friday 28 July and Saturday 29 July, 8pm, £8/£7.

Nexus Art Café, 2 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JW.

Written by Claire Dowie it is a conversation between he and she. She is determined to be anything she wants to be. He is a little more reserved. This two-hander is a discussion about gender politics, sexuality, education, society and life. From one of the 1990s In Yer-Face-theatre writers, this production is presented by The Unnamed Theatre Company

Contemporary, LGBT, theatre.

@unnamedtheatre

theunnamedtheatrecompany.wordpress.com/

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