An evening celebrating new queer performance, by LGBTQ+ artists in Greater Manchester, hosted by the exuberant Jonathan Mayor.
Oh What a Lovely Lockdown: Cheddar Gorgeous
Drag artist, activist and academic Cheddar Gorgeous explores the experience and ‘blitz spirit’ of the pandemic in a new performance using spoken word, comedy and satire - drawing upon their experiences as an eccentric-attention-hungry artist navigating loneliness with delusions, a plucky attitude, and a tune or two!
Oh What a Lovely Lockdown has been developed with a Pride Stages Bursary from the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts & Culture Network, an LGBT Foundation project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery by Arts Council England. The Pride Stages Bursary is supported by The Met and Bury Pride, Waterside Arts and Pride in Trafford, The Lowry and Salford Pride, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Oldham Pride, Manchester International Festival, and Manchester Pride.
Welcome to the Haus of Myztique: Jason Andrew Guest
A showcase of QTIPOC Excellence from vocalist, dancer, choreographer and creative powerhouse Jason Andrew Guest, celebrating Black Queer artists, musicians, and icons through vocal house and high fashion. Expect Diva star quality and iconic fashion moments inspired by Diana Ross, Grace Jones, RuPaul, Naomi Campbell, Tyra, Naomi Sims and more.
Welcome to the Haus of Myztique has been developed with a Pride Stages Bursary from the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts & Culture Network, an LGBT Foundation project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery by Arts Council England. The Pride Stages Bursary is supported by The Met and Bury Pride, Waterside Arts and Pride in Trafford, The Lowry and Salford Pride, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Oldham Pride, Manchester International Festival, and Manchester Pride.
Performer and music writer Fat Roland has created three solo shows, the latest of which was alternative record shop comedy Seven Inch. This involved over 200 cartoon props and was commissioned by The Lowry as part of their ‘Developed With’ artist programme.
Fats has emerged from lockdown like a glorious beaver popping out of a riverside pipe hole: for this comeback Pride performance, he will present a cartoon-scribbled tribute to pop music that holds such incredible beauty, it’ll rip your face off. In a good way.
“The most creative bestest thing since H from Steps made me that Justin Bieber out of pipe cleaners” – Dolly Parton
Work-In-Progress: Plaster Cast
Plaster Cast is a trans-led, Manchester company, making theatre and dance as a vehicle for radical, queer politics. Their most recent show Sound Cistem was a verbatim, dance show, about transgender and non-binary people’s experiences in nightclubs (***** A Younger Theatre). It won an Offies Award 2021, and the VAULT Spirit Award, and has toured nationally. Plaster Cast will be sharing some of their work-in-progress.
A MOMENT: Hawk Dance Theatre
A MOMENT of connection between two male performers exploring a meeting, an encounter and a departure.
A delicate and dynamic piece by Hawk Dance Theatre, a Manchester-based contemporary dance company creating work for various platforms & audiences. Led by Josh Hawkins.
Hosted by Jonathan Mayor
Jonathan is one of the finest comperes in the country, capable of settling even the rowdiest crowds with savage wit and a high octane stage presence. But don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour, underneath lies an intelligent line of socio-political humour, from a unique and fascinating perspective. He will reduce any audience to hysterics whether they are erudite, worthy,
“A self-obsessed glittery queen with a larger than life personality who arrives on stage in a bamboozling mix of innuendo.” – Manchester Evening News
“An incredible presence on the stage. Mesmerising to watch and an extremely articulate improviser. Fantastic.” – XS Malarkey
“A true Diva of our times.” – canal-street.co.uk
We understand some may prefer not to visit the venue just yet, so we have ‘At Home’ tickets available for Making Waves: Queer Edition if you’d rather join the celebrations from your living room.
Our venue capacities have been reduced to allow for social distancing and to ensure your visit is safe.
The rule of six or two households will apply.
Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times whilst in our venue, including for the duration of the performance, except when consuming food or drink.
If you're exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive so they can make sure not to disturb you during the show.
Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks and changes to arrival times and are subject to change at short notice. Please look out for your pre-show email which you will receive with the latest information about the event.
If Government guidance changes and we are unable to proceed with the performance you have booked for, please be assured that you will be offered an exchange or refund on your tickets.
Level access seating, wheelchair spaces + essential companion tickets are available from the box office directly on 0161 912 5616 or [email protected]
2 hours, approx
- May 22, 2021, 7 p.m. → Book Now