Journey from Man to Woman

Dates and Times

Sat 23 Sep at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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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 Mamoru Iriguchi


Some animals change their sex, sometimes more than once in their lifetime. No wonder we feel weird when we are forced to fit into a simple binary of male and female.

Journey from Man to Woman is an interactive cabaret lecture that explores fluidity of sexual and gender identities in nature, including human society. Equipped with his signature DIY video kit, Mamoru undertakes a series of short performances and mini-lectures around how to queer yourself.

Peter Crawley of The Irish Times once said, “Iriguchi’s wild imagination and rudimentary graphics could lead us anywhere”. Let’s see where this journey leads you.


“Facts about gender, from the primordial soup to our own everyday bodies, were the basis of Mamoru Iriguchi’s solo, The Journey from Man to Woman. Here, Iriguchi’s sophisticated flair for animation, coupled with his affable style of chatty presentation, made sex education for young adults into a wise, occasionally mischievous, quest for understanding the duality in all of us.” Mary Brennan, The Herald

About the artist

Mamoru is an Edinburgh-based performance maker and theatre designer with a background in zoology. His pieces include 4D Cinema (Autopsy Award winner/Chelsea Theatre + Frankfurt LAB co-commission), One Man Show (The Place Prize commission), Projector/Conjector (Aerowaves Spring Forward). His design includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards) | @mamoru_iriguchi | #JourneyManWoman | #CPTCAYA

Praise for previous work

“A really cunning, witty work that makes the brain cells spark with delight” – Mary Brennan, The Herald on 4D Cinema

“It’s a rare and beautiful thing” ★★★★★ Ben Walters, The Scotsman on 4D Cinema

“Surreally comic exploration of time… by one of the UK theatre’s most ingenious figures” – Tom Wicker, The Stage on 4D Cinema

“Beautifully techno-cuckoo … charmingly dead-pan, witty and inventive” – Donald Hutera, The Times on Projector/Conjector

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