A Generous Lover

Dates and Times

Tue 2 - Wed 3 Oct at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Part of our Autumn 2018 programme. Browse the full season here

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Presented by La JohnJoseph

A Generous Lover is the true, and very queer tale, of one soul’s journey through the wasteland of mental illness, to deliver their lost love.

Brimming with psychedelic proletarian prose, and trenchant wit, it recounts the pandemonium of navigating mental health services on behalf of a loved one, whilst being transfeminine, and occasionally mistaken for a patient.

Drawing on epic poetry, classical mythology, and queer modernist literature, A Generous Lover fuses psychology, euphonic prose, and song, to create an intimate and beguiling world. Somewhere between a seance and a recital, it delves into psychosis with compassion, hoping to find catharsis.

This production contains shocking and sensitive mental health content.



★★★★★ “Unmissable” – To Do List

★★★★ “Elegant, incisive and intoxicating” – The Scotsman

★★★★ “Extremely absorbing and impressive” – ScotsGay

★★★★ “A Fierce originality and a cutting charm” – The List

★★★★ “Dramatic and beautiful style” – Wee Review

★★★★ “Painful beauty” – Marbles

“A masterclass in solo work… exquisite” Fringe Review 

Selected as one of The Scotsman’s top 10 pick of Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Winner The Scotsman Best of the Fest.

About the company

Born in Liverpool, La JJ lives between London and Berlin. They have presented performance work across the world including The Royal Opera House as well as appearing onstage with Paloma Faith and Arcade Fire. “Boy in a Dress” was critically acclaimed and went on to enjoy a sold-out UK tour in 2013.

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Image credit: (c) Attila Kenyeres

Presented with AndWhat? Queer Arts Festival; an October long celebration of the newest Queer-led cultural and artistic experiences, brought together in a pan-London festival, focusing on premieres, platforms for multiple artists and perversions of existing events. For the full programme, check out andwhatfest.com

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