Preview: LGBT theatre at Contact

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This autumn/winter, Contact, Manchester will be hosting an array of theatre pieces. Here are the top three must-see pieces for Vada readers:


1. Peach Christ and Jinkx Monsoon: Return to Grey Gardens

Friday 14 – Saturday 15 October 2016, 8.00pm

A theatrical comedy spoof that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film Grey Gardens (1975). The beloved cult documentary by the Maysles Brothers captured the eccentric lives of mother and daughter former society doyennes, now fallen on hard times. The live show is set 40 years into the future and documents the routine of an aging drag mother and her bitter drag daughter who continue to perform for an empty house.

Starring: Jinkx Monsoon as Lil’ Jinkxy and Peaches Christ as Big Peachy

With Cheddar GorgeousAnna Phylactic, Miss Blair, Liquorice Black and The Ultra Violets (Stef Elrick and Laura Mcgee)

Plus further guest stars to be announced.

Book online.


2. Mother’s Ruin

Friday 25th November 2016, 8.30pm

Mother’s hit alternative queer cabaret returns. Hosted by Timberlina and starring an inimitable mix of beautiful, radical performers from the North West and beyond.

-‘The best in exploratory queer performance’ ★★★★★ Reviews Hub

Book online.


3. Black Gold Arts Festival

Thursday 6th – Friday 8th October 2016

A celebration of northern black performance that aims to change the face of theatre. Bringing together established and emerging black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) artists from dance, theatre, and live and performance art, with new work, critically acclaimed pieces, and some stuff just for fun. A new force, led by artists, working for artists.

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Book online.

About Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.