A terrific, tricky and layered show Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.
After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.
How they’re made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.
This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.
Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.
Suitable for ages 14+
Real meat is used on stage. Contains haze, loud noises and themes of harassment and assault
Developed in association with Ovalhouse & Marlborough Theatre.
Supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute.
Written and Performed by Travis Alabanza
Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay
Set and Costume Design: Soutra Gilmour
Associate Designer: Isabella van Braeckel
Lighting Design: Lee Curran and Lauren Woodhead
Sound Design: XANA
Movement: Nando Messias
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Alabanza is sassy and witty, feeding off the audience like a seasoned cabaret star The Guardian
Absolutely vital The Stage
9 & 11 Oct, 7.30pm
10 & 12 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
70 mins. No interval
9 Oct, post-show. With Travis Alabanza.
*Please note: due to the popular nature of this show, certain performances may be sold out through Dublin Theatre Festival. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred dates, please try visiting the Smock Alley website for more availability.