Joey

Dates and Times

Thu 30 Nov - Fri 1 Dec at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

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Presented by gobscure

1981 and a hard right government makes savage cuts.  tories wear ‘hang nelson mandela’ badges.  urban wastelands, poverty increases.  tebbit tells the rocketing unemployed to ‘get on their bike’.  riots, racist attacks, police fitting up black youth.  labour party split.  hunger strikes & terrorist attacks.  royal wedding.  yorkshire ripper caught.  aids reaches uk.

overnight playground chants ov spaz change to joey because joey deacon who lived with cerebral palsy appears on blue peter.

friend in same year / no-care home, played stiff little fingers loud, drew anarchist signs on walls, wore dm’s with red laces, fought to do cookery at school & the day after joey became a derogatory term declared they were now called joey, still a breath-taking act ov reclamation playing on my mind still even tho they did a runner that day.

joey is a slippery fucker, a high octane monologue about multiple possibilities for survival, theyve travelled & how

gobscure is an associate artist of Greyscale.

Directed by Selma Dimitrijevic
Performed by Scott Turnbull
BSL interpreted by Faye Alvi

Click here to listen to the audio trailer. 

About the artist

gobscure : self-taught artist / performer / writer with an international reputation who’s spent the past decade ‘reclaiming the languages of lunacy’ across a wide variety of art-forms.   works outside categories using art to challenge ownership of narratives, regularly challenging psychiatry –  privileged storytelling not science-based on their history as psychiatric survivor

Image credit: Pictures By Bish.

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