Trans and queer fun in Manchester this weekend!

// 26 March 2009

UPDATE: See comments for full tour details.

There’s a couple of really interesting events going on in Manchester this weekend. Saturday sees Lynn Breedlove bringing his “queer, punkrock standup comedy on transgender bodies, feminism, family, and community”, One Freak Show, to the Yard Theatre (7.30pm):

Breedlove rocks on as a no-op transsexual standup comic after 15 years as lead yeller of punk band Tribe8. Fronting the band, writing the highly acclaimed, Lambda Literary Award nominated urban novel, Godspeed, performing with the all woman spoken word troupe Sister Spit, and hosting San Francisco’s queer cabarets, the writer, performer and filmmaker has developed an onstage persona sharp as a new chainsaw blade, and an intimate, improvisational fluidity, making high-minded political concepts fun.

Tickets are £5 on the door, or available here.

And at the LGBT Centre on Sunday, there will be a workshop with Lynn (1pm-3pm), exploring trans identities, feminism and intimacy through writing and performance, followed by a series of film screenings (4pm-7pm) in collaboration with Manchester’s Queer Youth Network and Trans Youth Network.

Find out more about both events here.

Comments From You

Melanie // Posted 26 March 2009 at 7:00 pm

Full tour detials:

Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show coming to the UK at last!

“How absolutely wonderful to go see a gender-bent and bending border-crossing whip-smart cutting-edge performer—who allows the audience to become children for a few moments”. Terry Baum, SF Bay Times

“Maybe most of this stuff will never make it to the mainstream. That’s the mainstream’s loss…” Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

“Uninhibited humor lends tender insight and perspective to a gender politics debate that often takes place in a fiercely contentious atmosphere…” Billy Tania, SF Bay Times

Lynn Breedlove returns to the UK as a no-op transsexual comic 15 years after tearing through as dyke lead yeller of punk dyke band Tribe8. Since then, fronting the band, writing the urban punk novel, Godspeed, performing with the all woman spoken word troupe Sister Spit, and hosting San Francisco’s queer cabarets, Breedlove has developed an onstage persona sharp as a new chainsaw blade humor and an intimate, improvisational fluidity that reaches everyone, turning the specific universal, and making high-minded political concepts fun at last.

The One Freak Show has been touring Europe and North America in six languages, in a form that continues to bring the activism, laughs, visibility, and education through the usual ridiculous, confusing, and shocking antics, this time including stuffed animals and eggbeaters. Don’t worry, knives and body parts are still part of the show.

(Note: There are two solo shows: Tranny 101, and Confessions of a Poser. Confessions of a Poser will show at Bar Wotever in London. Everywhere else, including Club Wotever in London, will be Tranny 101.)

March 25 Bristol

9 Bath Buildings, also the address (just off cheltenham road, Montpelier)

godspeed movie, show

March 27 London (Tranny 101)

Club Wotever

Venue: The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1\

Doors: 20:00 -02:00

Show start 21:00

March 28 manchester

yard theater, old birley street, hulme

7:30 doors for 8pm start

with manchester performance poet jackie hagan http://www.myspace.com/jackiehagan

March 29 manchester workshop

workshop 1-3

lgbt centre, sidney st (behind the 8th day on oxford rd)

free.

March 29 leeds

the commonplace

March 31 London (Confessions of a Poser)

Bar Wotever

Venue: Central Station, 37 Wharfdale rd, King’s Cross, London N1

Doors: 19:00-00:00

Show start 21:00

April 1 Dublin

April 2 Newcastle urban cafe/dance city

Godspeed movie 915

show 945

Laura // Posted 26 March 2009 at 9:18 pm

Thanks melanie :-)

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