Sam Danson in association with Emmerson & Ward Productions presents
Developed in partnership with Waterside & Creative Industries Trafford.
A ‘hilarious, honest and raw’ exploration of an authentic Bisexual experience.
BI-TOPIA depicts a world in war-time ruins, an LGBTQ+ life scattered across the stage and bravely delves into the under-represented links between battling with poor mental health and dealing with one’s sexuality.
BI-TOPIA is a semi-autobiographical and candid show that challenges societal norms. Both cathartic and bombastic, it drags you into the war-room when the enemies are all around, where the levels of anxiety are explosive, shame is coming in from the west flank and gay thoughts are sailing in from the east... This is war!
Taking inspiration from personal experiences and expanding to the wider LGBTQ+ narrative, BI-TOPIA sheds a very timely spotlight on the Bisexual experience and reveals real struggles with mental health and the therapy process, whilst also offering a platform to discuss maleness and societal perceptions of masculinity in a broader sense.
Content warning: Contains adult themes, strong language, violence, and themes of a sexual nature.
Accompanying this performance piece is an interactive visual installation depicting a world in war-time ruins. This piece aims to explore what is not just a broken system for inclusivity, but one that never even worked to begin with. This, in the artist’s opinion, has meant LGBTQ+ people have always had to battle for equality, acceptance and validity.
CAST + CREATIVE TEAM
The world premiere of BI-TOPIA is directed by Rikki Beadle Blair MBE and performed by Sam Danson.
The performance element of this event will take place in The Chambers.
The accompanying visual installation for this event will be in the 'Sup Bar.
BOOK TWO OR MORE THEATRE & DANCE SHOWS FOR £8 EACH!
Available on the following shows:
03 Feb: Shylock
25 Feb: Mrs Churchill
03-04 Mar: Sherlock Holmes: The Valley Of Fear
16 Mar: Little Women
17 Mar: John Peel's Shed
29 Mar: A Perfect Likeness
31 Mar - 01 Apr: Teechers Leavers '22
12 Apr: Romeo & Juliet
28 Apr: Tales From a Thousand and One Nights
17 May: The Chosen Haram
17-20 May: BI-TOPIA
19 May: Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me
26 May: Emergence
22 Jun: Moby Dick
25 Jun: Sense & Sensibility
08 Sep: The Unknown Soldier
01 Oct: Casting The Runes
04 Nov: Empty Orchestra
Available from Box Office on 0161 912 5616 or in person.
60 minutes, no interval
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