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In their Own Words

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Photos – Liv Pennington

Michael Betteridge & Anna Braithwaite // In Their Own Words

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 01-Oct

Time: 19:00-20:00

Tickets: £10/8

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What to expect…

LONDON PREMIERE

Composers Michael Betteridge and Anna Braithwaite have teamed up to create a radical new music-theatre piece, staged by director Nick Blackburn. The production premieres two new works, one from each composer, that set the stories of people facing life-changing diagnoses to a musical backdrop, using the subjects’ own words as their source text.

The composers have drawn upon an eclectic set of influences from both avant-garde and popular culture to create pieces for solo voice, clarinets, tape and percussion. Michael’s work interrogates attitudes to safe sex in the LGBT community by telling the story of a twenty-one year old man living with HIV. Anna’s piece uncovers universal themes of ageing, memory and identity in the issues affecting the daily life of a woman living with dementia.

These are humourous and poignant musical portraits, told ‘In Their Own Words’.

Approx. 60 minutes + post show Q&A (max. 20 minutes)

Venue

Hackney Showrooms – London E8 2BT

Hackney Downs Studios,
Amhurst Terrace,
London E8 2BT

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: http://www.hackneyshowroom.com/whatson

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Eilidh MacAskill // STUD + special guest Edythe Woolley

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Photo credit: Eilidh MacAskill

Eilidh MacAskill // STUD + special guest Edythe Woolley

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 01-Oct

Times: 19:30 - 21:00

Tickets: £10/8

Book Tickets

What to expect…

A one-woman queer comedy about masculinity, horses, Dr Freud and DIY

A cowboy, a DIY expert and Sigmund Freud walk into a stable…

In this hilarious queer solo show, Eilidh MacAskill bares all to swagger through masculinity, machismo and misogyny in a fully-frontal, yet thoughtful meditation inspired by Freud’s theories of sexuality and how they continue to influence us today.

As Freud would have it, this masculine-identifying lesbian is clearly missing something important. Is trying on a series of macho identities a clear case of penis envy, or is that a load of horseshit? A stripped back show for anyone who likes their psychoanalysis heteronormative and their cowboys in the buff.

“Wonderful edgy gender fun” Kate Bornstein, Gender Outlaw

“A DIY horse whispering of gender identity…incredibly likeable and enjoyable… genuinely thought-provoking” Lewis Church, Exeunt

Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based live artist creating work for both adults and children with a current focus on gender and queerness.

Length of show: 50 mins

Venue

Hackney Showroom – London E8 2BT

Hackney Downs Studios,
Amhurst Terrace,
London E8 2BT

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: http://www.hackneyshowroom.com/whatson