BULLISH

“a radical message in a populist show, wringing new meanings from an ancient myth”

Matt Trueman, Whats on Stage

 

“A triumphant piece of theatre that is entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure”

Everything Theatre

“Bullish provides a heart-felt look at what it means to be gender fluid”

British Theatre Guide

“I am a bull. I am a bull…ish. I live between worlds. Slip between myths with dexterous leaps. Do I scare you? How about now?”

Meet Asterion, better known as the terrifying, blood thirsty Minotaur of Ancient Crete. Follow them through a cabaret odyssey in search for the man they might want to be.

BULLISH pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rule book. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, BULLISH is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth.

A new mythical play with songs, negotiating ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity. This show drops a proverbial bull into a china shop and hopes it breaks everything.

A retelling of the Minotaur myth, BULLISH presents the complexity of gender identity in the contemporary world within a universal narrative.

BULLISH was a Home Run Commission by Camden People’s Theatre & the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. It has also received support from the Arts Council England, Derby Theatre and the Bush Theatre.

All performances of BULLISH are captioned unless otherwise stated. See our Access page for details.

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JOAN

 

“Magical transformations of a heretical heroine…comic fizz, emotional ballast and cross-dressing that looks like sorcery”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“A bruising, brilliant show”

Fest Mag

“A triumphant solo show”

The Stage

“Powerful, dynamic and irreverent”

The Scotsman

What happens when a disguise becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are?

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc. Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history’s greatest gender-warrior takes to the stage, dragging up as the men she defies in this smash-hit show. Packed with guts and heart, JOAN is a fusion of lyrical new writing and cabaret.

This is a timely and refreshing look at one of history’s most famous heroines, exploring the salient themes of identity, courage and belief.

JOAN was produced by Milk Presents in association with Derby Theatre and supported by BBC Performing Arts Fund and Arts Council England.

All performances of JOAN are captioned unless otherwise stated. See our Access page for details.

 

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BLISS

(A new work-in-progress)

From Eve to Pandora , girls seem to have been causing man-kind trouble for millennia. Exploring 2000 years of inherited female guilt, BLISS is a show for a fearless young company aged 13 and up. Made in association with the National Association of Youth Theatres. 

PRESTO!

(A new work-in-progress)

A show about music and playing a different tune, for anyone 5 years and up. Made in association with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.