Rod Tame and Mr B, the Gentleman Rhymer
One of the most popular faces on the LGBTQ, Greater Manchester fringe theatre and sci-fi scenes is about to take the helm with his final MC appearance at the now legendary Mr. B Christmas bash bow.
Rod Tame has come to local fame as an MC at some of Manchester’s most prestigious events – includingclassic “Dr Who” conventions with some of the show’s biggest stars. His spoken word poetry has also been published in the UK and US and he has performed at The Lowry and the iconic Stonewall Inn during New York Pride.
December 19th will see him giving a spiffing introduction to chap-hop legend Mr B, the Gentleman Rhymer (Gulliver’s, Oldham Street Manchester Wednesday 19 December).
“Over time, Rod has become an absolute legend in the world of classic “Doctor Who” and his poems such as “Don’t shut that door, I’m gay” have entertained and enlightened all those who have heard them” said Gareth Kavanagh, founder of Room 5064 Productions who are organising the Gentleman Rhymer show. “It is fitting that he joining us for his final MC appearance at this popular Christmas event, as he is such a splendid chap himself!”
With the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the quirky time traveller, “Doctor Who” has been hailed as a trailblazer in supporting women’s rights. But it has flown the flag for LGBTQ issues too, particularly when under the stewardship of writer/producer Russell T Davies – whom Rod has worked with at conventions and historic TV celebrations.