Dates and Times
Tue 12 - Sat 30 Sep at 7.15pm
Part of Come As You Are, a three-week festival interrogating and celebrating gender from cis to trans, from binary to beyond. The festival runs from Tue 12 Sep – Sun 1 Oct. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Milk Presents
Commissioned by CPT and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation
“I am a bull. I am a bull…ish. I live between worlds. Slip between myths with dexterous leaps. Do I scare you? How about now?”
Meet Asterion, better known as the terrifying, blood thirsty Minotaur of Ancient Crete. Follow them through one stark night, one cabaret odyssey, one strapping search for the man they might want to be.
BULLISH pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rule book. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, BULLISH is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth.
A new mythical play with songs, negotiating ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity. This show drops a proverbial bull into a china shop and hopes it breaks everything.
BULLISH is the recipient of Camden People’s Theatre and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Home Run Commission. The development of BULLISH has been generously supported by Arts Council England, Derby Theatre and The Bush Theatre.
BULLISH is the latest creation from multi award-winning theatre company Milk Presents, whose previous production JOAN won The Stage, Fringe First and Spirit of the Fringe awards.
Lucy Jane Parkinson
“A celebration of choice that never loses sight of the struggle of choosing” ★★★★ What’s On Stage
“A fluid and fast-paced show packed with emotional depth and resonance” ★★★★ Reviews Hub
“Bullish is an urgent, important and necessary exploration of gender that makes its point with coherence in the most gorgeous of ways” ★★★★ Everything Theatre
“Imaginative, hilarious and poignant. This production is a must see” ★★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls
“Magpie-like, Bullish feathers its homemade wings with scraps of myth, recombining them into something that allows room for change.” Exeunt
“BULLISH charges bravely, funnily, and incredibly heartwarmingly at complex themes, using Greek mythology, monologues, and funky musical numbers.” Camden New Journal
“A crack cast of trans and gender-fluid actors deliver a playful and often moving version of the Greek myth” The Guardian
Milk Presents’ Production Manager Al Orange shares some thoughts about the development of Bullish and finding their Minotaur. Read here.
Praise for Milk Presents
“Theatre that flies in the face of convention” The Stage
“A winning abundance of humour and sensitivity” The Times
“Powerful, dynamic and irreverent” The Scotsman
As part of Come As You Are, Milk Presents are running a workshop on positive gender inclusivity within arts organisations on Thu 21 Sept. Find out more here.
All performances of BULLISH will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audience members using hand-held captioning equipment The Difference Engine. The Difference Engine is available as an app and can be downloaded onto your smart phone or tablet prior to the show where the captioning will be directly streamed. This is not a replacement for BSL and we therefore appreciate that it will not be suitable for all d/Deaf audiences.
If you would like to use The Difference Engine to caption a performance, please email James 24 hours in advance of the performance you are booking for on [email protected] Alternatively, the following dates require no prior notification: Friday 15th, Wednesday 27th and Saturday 30th September.
For more information on The Difference Engine and how to download the app please read this document.
About the company
Milk Presents are an award winning theatre company who are an associate of both Derby Theatre and The Bush Theatre. Their previous production JOAN won a Scotsman fringe first, spirit of the fringe Stage Award.
Image credit Field & McGlynn