[Cancelled] *Gender Not Included

Dates and Times

Fri 20 March 2020 at 7.15pm

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£12/£10 (concession)

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Due to government advice relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event is no longer taking place. 

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Presented by Melody Sproates

This show explains how it’s hard to navigate a trans experience in a world that doesn’t fully understand it, when you’re also trying to figure it out yourself. Come and have a dance, a laugh and let’s climb in and out of the box together.

A story told entirely through lip sync, Melody uses a collage of sound clips ranging from The Prodigy to Piers Morgan to answer questions like What does non-binary even mean? and Are you a boy or a girl? As well as querying all the things that make us us.

This one person non-binary cabaret performance explores gender identity, self-discovery and acceptance, using the personal experiences of writer and performer Melody Sproates.

Supported by Arts Council England.

Presented in association with the And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, 2020 programme: three weeks of new Queer work and experiences up-and-coming & internationally renowned artists. Click here for more details.

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Read the reviews

“There’s an awful lot to love about Sproates’ debut work.” – Exeunt Magazine

“With goofy throwbacks to 80s rock, Spongebob and Madonna interlaced with telling questions on gender identity, Sproates’ charming performance lifted the night with big laughs and a ceaseless charm.” – Narc Magazine


The show contains references to gender dysphoria and death.  Recommended age rating: 14+


This show contains loud noises.

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About the company

Melody Sproates is a cabaret maker and binary breaker who makes challenging and sometimes daft work to help represent the underrepresented, whilst having a dance to some bops. They have recently had their work published and were the winner of Live Theatre’s 2018 New Writing award. *gender not included is Melody’s first full-length work.

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