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David Hoyle // The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

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Photo Credits – Holly Revell

David Hoyle // The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

Chelsea Theatre

Dates: Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16, Sep 17, Sep 18, Sep 21, Sep 22, Sep 23, Sep 24 and Sep 25.

Time: Class begins 8pm (except Sundays 4pm)

Tickets: £12/8. Tickets just £5 on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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What to expect…

Performance avalanche and avant guardian David Hoyle invites you to join the crème de la crème for an evening of thrilling pedagogy.

In THE PRIME OF MS DAVID HOYLE, the legendary performer takes on the persona of esteemed educator Ms David Hoyle, whose academy for girls takes pride in offering amusement, provocation and inspiration for dark times.

Ms Hoyle feels things deeply. She is never wrong. And she has the loyalty of her girls.

Ms Hoyle will wax electric on themes including but not limited to truth, beauty, art, charisma, discipline, team spirit, fascism and common sense. Expect an up-close-and-personal multimedia extravaganza in which acerbic and radical wit combines with a deep love of the outsider.

Ms Hoyle is joined on stage by ‘teaching assistant’ and lingering 60s icon Simone Simone, and graduates of the prestigious Carnesky’s Finishing School and Duckie Homosexualist Summer School for young queer performers.

Produced and directed by cabaret critic and producer Ben Walters, THE PRIME OF MS DAVID HOYLE takes its cue from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark’s iconic 1961 novel about a charismatic teacher, later adapted into a 1969 film starring Maggie Smith and a 1978 TV series starring Geraldine McEwan.

It shall be an education.

Venue

Chelsea Theatre – London SW10 0DR

7 World’s End Place
King’s Road
London
SW10 0DR

Tel: 020 7352 1967

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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

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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

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Disco Loco Rainbow Rave + Gendersaurus Studio

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Photo credit: Jassy Earl

Disco Loco Rainbow Rave + Gendersaurus Studio

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 02-Oct

Time: 15:00-18:00

Tickets: £3 (babes FREE!)

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What to expect…

Disco Loco kicks off the autumn season with a monumental Rainbow Rave! DJs, art workshops, live performance & more to be announced.

The Disco Loco Rainbow Rave invites you to celebrate the family in all its forms – extended, dual-heritage, step, single parent, queer, 2.4, donor conceived, whatever your family is, come share the love and the diversity of UK family life.

As part of the Rainbow Rave And What? present Eilidh MacAskill’s Gendersaurus Studios, a playground for children to express their inner spirit animal and mythical creatures through none-gender-specific fancy dress. Expect t-shirt making, props galore, a photo booth and Live artists ready to be consulted on the Kracken, Unicorn (or something completely new) within the minds of the our next generation.

Post costume, post dancing, post imagination we will take to the fields in a Live Art Kids Parade.

Venue

Hackney Showroom – 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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Double Bill: Jamal Gerald + Joely Fielding

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Photo Credits: Main image (Jamal Gerald by Mark West) / Joely Fielding Images (Julia Bauer)

Double Bill:
Jamal Gerald (FADoubleGot) + Joely Fielding (This is your sex life)

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 04-Oct

Time: 19:30 - 22:00

Tickets: £10/8

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What to expect…

Jamal Gerald (FADoubleGot)

Inspired by a black gay experience, this autobiographical piece focuses on the ups and downs of pride and self-loathing. Through storytelling, spoken word and live art, Jamal Gerald develops the courage to tell his story of how he learned to celebrate his individuality, by embracing the slurs that were thrown his way, and how to wear labels without shame.

“Jamal Gerald is, intensely, fiercely himself on stage, in a show that highlights the idea that the way the world is structured forces some ways of life into a form of survival. And all that noise can be given the finger.” – EXEUNT

Length of show: 50min-1hr

Joely Fielding (This is your sex life)

LONDON PREMIERE

An autobiographical performance that borrows from live art, storytelling and cabaret – This Is Your Sex Life invites you to join Joely in opening the big red book of her sexual history – from being 10 years old with a fetish for rope, through to what happened (maybe) last night.

In 2015 Joely started to trace her sexual history, writing up the stories that felt significant. She found that in different ways these experiences had been, and were continuing to affect the kind of sex that she was having (or not having). So we’re going to put some music on and have a clear out. We’re going to go through the old stories, the newer stories, and have a think about what Joely might want to try and chuck out, and what she might want to keep for her sexual future. 

Written and devised by Joely Fielding,

Performed with James Rowling

Length of show: 50min

Venue

Hackney Showroom – 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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Dance Double Bill: Andreas Constantinou + Lucy McCormick

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Photo credits: Andrew Constantinou by Allan Høgholm Henriksen. Lucy McCormick L/R by Ellie Stamp, Claire Haigh, Claire Nolan

Dance Double: Andreas Constantinou / ReDoing GENDER 1.5
& Lucy McCormick / Mystery Play

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 07-Oct

Time: 1930-2200

Tickets: £12/10

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What to expect…

Andreas Constantinou (ReDoing GENDER 1.5)

ReDoing GENDER 1.5: is an award winning solo performed by internationally acclaimed artist Andreas Constantinou. In this solo Constantinou challenges patriarchal masculinities in a measure to question normative and non normative male gender roles. From classical sculptures of male ideals, a gender confused ape, feminized frolics, a box headed individual, to a full blown crying baby with a mans body. ReDoing GENDER is filled with intense imagery that displays one mans search for an identity amid the gaze of a patriarchal society.

Show: 50 Minutes

Lucy McCormick (Mystery Play)

“I have been playing God in a series of biblical re-enactments, performed via dance, pop ballads and performance art.

I was partly inspired to create these pieces by an ongoing interest in the Quaker belief in ‘God’ as one’s own moral conscience – ‘the God in all of us’. These pieces are also an exercise in casting myself as the Ultimate Man, and so allow for my interests and frustrations in gender politics and feminist discourse.

I have enjoyed making crude links between my own position as an artist and the rhetoric of these biblical stories – what do I stand for? what am I willing to do? what will the end be like?

Playing deity allows for both the exorcism and celebration of my own ego”.

Show 20-25 Minutes

PLEASE BE AWARE PERFORMANCES FEATURE NUDITY AND MAY INCLUDE IMAGES OF A SEXUAL NATURE

Venue

Hackney Showroom – 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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The Pink Bucket (List)

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Photo credit: Ayesha Hussain

The Pink Bucket (List)

Jacksons Lane

Dates: 10-Oct

Time: 20:00-21:30

Tickets: £13.95 - £15.95

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What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE

With our tongue firmly planted in our cheeks And What? Queer. Arts. Festival presents….. The Pink Bucket (List). An evening of Wonky circus and cabaret from some of the freshest Queer and LGBTQI performers on the circuit, hosted by the ever-wonderful compere-extraordinaire Reuben R Kaye (Café De Paris, International Superstar). We reveal our top-tips for every gay to cross off their list before they kick the proverbial (pink) bucket. Prepare to be taken on a roller-coaster of sex, excess and frivolity, as well as some more serious moments. Expect sarcasm, nudity and just a little bit of Love.

The line-up includes:


Venue

Jacksons Lane – London N6 5AA

269A Archway Rd,
London N6 5AA

Tel: 020 8340 5226
Web: http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk

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Double Bill: Ira Brand + David Sheppeard

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Photo credits: Duncan Jarvies / Ira Brand by Ellie Stamp
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Double Bill:
Ira Brand (Break Yourself) + David Sheppeard (Hard Graft)

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 13 Oct

Time: 1930 - 2200

Tickets: £10/8

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What to expect…

David Sheppeard (Hard Graft)

In Hard Graft David Sheppeard investigates how much can change between one generation of a family and the next and the lengths we go to bridge the divide.

A performance about reluctant fathers and wayward sons set against the backdrop of the occasional mining disaster and the fading industrial landscapes of South Wales.

Hard Graft is as elegantly and cleverly structured as a Chris Goode show. It’s as thoughtful, as self-aware as… well… as a Chris Goode show is.” Megan Vaughan

‘Highly Recommended Show’ Fringe Review

Length of show 1hr


Ira Brand (Break Yourself)

The thing I like about Springsteen is that all his songs are about blue-collar, American, working class, men. You know, men who work on the railroads, and in lumberyards. Real men. Im not really that kind of guy.

Meet Ollie. Hes a graphic designer. But he wants to be Bruce.

Break Yourself is a piece about the performance of identity and of gender. Performed in male drag, it is about the relationship between power and desire, the complex landscape of male and female sexual desire, and the desire to be something other. And its about Bruce Springsteen.

It is also an experiment in constructing personas and alternative identities. A risky, dishonest, head-first, whole-hearted, and perhaps slightly desperate attempt to try and be something we have never been before.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Ovalhouse. Supported by The Yard Theatre.

Length of show: 55 minutes

Venue

Hackney Showroom – 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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Naked Boys Reading // Seamen


Photo credit: Vanek Photography

Naked Boys Reading // Seamen

MV Jewel of London/ Festival Pier / River Thames

Dates: 15-Oct

Time: 14:00 (prompt) - 17:00

Tickets: £15 Early Bird / £20 Seamen Lover / no booking fee

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What to expect…

Presented in association with And What? Queer Arts Festival

Ahoy hun! Riding high on the waves of the Thames this October, Naked Boys Reading fulfills a lifelong dream by bringing you an armada of spunky sailors on our very own Navy Day. Yes babes, that’s right, sweet dreams are made of this, so come and travel the world and the seven seas with our boys as they entertain you with tales of Moby Dicks, butt pirates and slutty mermaids. We have one of those in every port.

Think Fassbinder’s Querelle, Homer’s Odyssey or, urm, Water World; the vast oceans have fascinated man since the beginning of time. And we’re no different, although, admittedly, we’re a little more fixated on those who cruise towards the horizons: salty seafarers, sexy stowaways and marine biologists. It’s time to cum aboard our galley and worship at the altar of Neptune.

At the helm: Captain Shaz and first shipmate The Duchess of Pork. We promise seamen.

SEAFARING DRESS ENCOURAGED
TEMPORARY TATTOO PARLOUR ON BOARD

CRUISE DETAILS:

15 October 2016
MV Jewel of London

IMPORTANT:
Boat will depart promptly at 2pm
You will NEED to show ID to get on board

No refunds after Friday 14th October, 10pm

Venue

Jewel of London/River Thames

Festival Pier, Belvedere Road
SE1 8XZ London
Tel: 020 7118 1281
Web: nakedboysreading.com

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Steakhouse presents: Longer Wetter Faster Better

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Photo credits: Owen G Parry, photo by Maria Agio

Steakhouse presents: Longer Wetter Faster Better

RichMix /  Artsadmin / The Yard

Dates: 14 to 16-Oct

Times and Tickets see below Venue links:
Programme info here: STEAKHOUSE LIVE 2016
A three day festival of Live Art and Performance
14-16 October 2016 at Rich Mix, Artsadmin and the Yard Theatre in London
 
Steakhouse Live is back with its most ambitious festival yet. LONGER WETTER FASTER BETTER presents 25 artists for three days of rowdy, sensual and provocative performances. Taking place across three East London locations the pieces range from a 30sec showdown to an 8-hour irreverent re-enactment of Radio 4 Sunday broadcast. Glass will be shattered, skin will be tattooed, clothes will be set alight, paint will be thrown, hair will be singed and bums will shake.
FULL FESTIVAL TICKET PRICE: £35/32. (bought as individual tickets)

Venues

Artsadmin – London E1 6AB

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28 Commercial St, London
London E1 6AB

Tel: 020 7247 5102
Web: https://www.artsadmin.co.uk

 

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation – London E1 6LA

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35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
London E1 6LA

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: https://www.richmix.org.uk

 

The Yard Theatre – London E9 5EN

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Unit 2a Queen’s Yard,
London E9 5EN

Tel: 020 7100 1975
Web: www.theyardtheatre.co.uk

 

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Nando Messias // Shoot the Sissy

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Photo credits: Holly Revell, Darrell Berry

Nando Messias //  Shoot the Sissy

Chelsea Theatre

Dates: 18 & 19-Oct

Time: 20:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10

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What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE

Gasp… Be amazed… Take aim… It’s a live target!

Nando Messias is back with his own disturbingly beautiful freak show — a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.

Back from the huge success of his national tour, The Sissy’s Progress, Messias brings our compulsive gaze closer to the bold fragility of his trademark body — a Sissy body.
His dangerous ingenuity and exquisite theatricality offers you secret insights into murky depths of doubt, terror and dreams. Come watch as he penetrates through fairground whispers into a microcosm of ordinary weirdness, wretchedness, deracination, and subjugation, all with immense tenderness and tenacity.

Roll up, don’t be shy…. come Shoot The Sissy!

Length of show: 50 mins.

 

Venue

Chelsea Theatre – London SW10 0DR

7 World’s End Place
King’s Road
London
SW10 0DR

Tel: 020 7352 1967
web: http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk