Travis Alabanza and Hackney Showroom, UK


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:
Nando Messias

Alabanza is sassy and witty, feeding off the audience like a seasoned cabaret star The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★
Absolutely vital The Stage
beautiful and brutal Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
British Theatre Guide
★ ★ ★ ★
★ ★ ★ ★
a beautiful, poignant piece, spiced with heady poetry The List
★ ★ ★ ★
an important piece of theatre The Skinny
★ ★ ★ ★
A bold call to action...their ability to infuse passion, heart and emotion into their words is inspiring, gripping and thoroughly entertaining. The Wee Review
★ ★ ★ ★
What's On Stage
★ ★ ★ ★

Smock Alley Theatre, Main Space


9 & 11 Oct, 7.30pm
10 & 12 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm




70 mins. No interval

Talking Theatre

9 Oct, post-show. With Travis Alabanza.

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