Let Me Look At You at The Edge
Starving Artists Productions will return to Manchester performing their new play Let Me Look At You at The Edge in Chorlton; both hilarious and deeply moving, Let Me Look At You is a celebration of LGBTQ+ history, blending solo theatre with stand-up to glorious effect.
In Let Me Look At You, a gay man walks through Soho, thinking over the losses and triumphs of the past 50 years of gay experience. There, right across the street he spots a young motorcyclist parking his bike… and is impelled to cross the road and introduce himself. Written on the fiftieth anniversary of the U.K.’s Sexual Offenses Act, which partly decriminalized sex between men, Starving Artists offers up the oft-ignored warning: things haven't changed all that much.
Written by British writer Godfrey Hamilton and performed by American actor Mark Pinkosh, Let Me Look At You premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and has since been seen at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. It is touring the UK until May 2019. Starving Artists have previously won two Fringe First awards and Pinkosh was awarded the first-ever Stage Award For Acting Excellence. Hamilton’s prolific body of work includes over thirty plays.
Starving Artists are a familiar part of the Manchester Theatre scene; Road Movie, at the Library Theatre won Pinkosh the MEN Award for Best Actor and Eat Me premiered at the Royal Exchange was commissioned by Queer Up North and nominated for Best Studio Production. Founded in Honolulu in 1983, Starving Artists, working out of Los Angeles and London, have been seen in New Zealand, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Munich, Miami, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as across the UK.