Shortcuts at Queer Contact 2015 – Preview

Daniel Wren

This double-bill of short works-in-progress by queer artists examines the pressures of an aging population.

Tom Marshman’s Botox Party explores the questionable action of erasing your life experiences and history from your face. Tom Marshman invites you to take long look in the looking glass and get familiar with your own face and skin. Will knowing what has been help to work out what will be?

Ashley Knowles’ Rage on the Dancefloor is a serious but essentially comedic exploration into issues of wealth, age and beauty, through the eyes of a single gay man in his 50s. The show is mixed in with the soundtrack of his life.


Date/time: Wednesday 11 February 7:00pm and Thursday 12 February 7:00pm.
Price: £6
Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

Shortcuts is suitable for over 14s, and commisssioned by Contact.

Botox Party is created and performed by Tom Marshman. Original staging commissioned by MAYK for Mayfest 2013.

Rage on the Dancefloor is written and performed by Ashley Knowles.

Queer Contact 2015 runs 5-15 February 2015. (Book online)

About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.