Pink Fringe, Ovalhouse and The Nightingale present Mauve New World.
Mauve New World offers a glimpse of a queer future as imagined by three different artists. Emma Adams, Nick Field and Brian Mullin present their works-in-progress at Ovalhouse.
3 Shows, 1 Night. 5 quid to get in.
By Emma Adams
Have you bloody well been kissing that Android again?
Freakoid is the story of a woman coming to terms with the tricky discovery that her grandparents were a ZX-Spectrum and a Commodore 64. It’s a struggle because this discovery makes the love she feels for you illegal. So will love find a way? Freakoid is likely to contain: fun insights into scapegoating and disgust, songs, a dream sequence, analog audio experiments, scribble stuck to walls, earnest asides about human rights, synthetic biology and our dying planet. It will hope to prove that love is better than fear.
'Emma Adams’ typically ambitious story was achingly beautiful, poignant and funny, it was a joy.' **** Yorkshire Post on Angels and Aliens
* READ EMMA'S INTERVIEW WITH 'WHEN SALLYMETSALLY.COM'
By Nick Field
A performance artist is presenting his newest piece. He explores memories of the vacations of his youth, before he was forced to leave his family to begin arduous religious training.
Midsummer imagines a United Kingdom where the ancient, indigenous religions were uninterrupted and queer is sacred. A nation in which lifelong spiritual service is compulsory for queer people, and to rebel means exile.
Blending theatre, storytelling and live art, and blurring autobiography and fiction, this piece explores how different is always different, and how it can be just as difficult to be revered as to be hated.
'Nick is a passionate, and flexible performer, with a tale to tell and admirable vulnerability.' Gscene
It Gets Better
By Brian Mullin
‘There’s a place for us… Somewhere a place for us….’
Gay teens are in danger. From bullies, oppressive governments, and their own private demons. But now there’s a place where they can get away. Not somewhere over the rainbow – a state-of-the-art virtual world where everyone’s all-gay, all the time. Who wouldn’t be happy in a place like that??
Playwright Brian Mullin’s last devised show was called ‘one of the best theatrical bargains in New York’ by NYTheatre.com. This new work in development mixes biting satire with raw emotion to explore the pain that some of us can’t leave behind.
READ POLARI MAGAZINE'S INTERVIEW WITH ALL 3 ARTISTS
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