Kings Cross (Remix)

Dates and Times

Tue 16 - Sat 27 May (performances Tue-Sat) at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Presented by Tom Marshman

12+

Kings Cross (Remix) uncovers the hidden histories of LGBTQ communities in London during the 1980s. Tom Marshman uncovers those histories through memories of the Kings Cross area; an area that has undergone radical change since its day as a hub of LGBTQ communities, bars and culture.

Woven together from the stories of people who experienced it first hand, Tom’s show celebrates a raucous, riotous time in the life of central London where sexuality was for exploring, HIV was causing tragedy, and rights were to be fought for.

Commissioned by and developed with the support of Camden People’s Theatre. 

“A tour de force performance” ★★★★ The Gay UK

“An engrossing and psychedelic time warp that makes us connect with a personal side of history we tend to forget about.” ★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic

“There’s a powerful message here…As long as those like Marshman continue to fly the flag and dance to the tunes, we know their legacy is in good hands.” Theatre Bubble

“A well considered performance of a beautifully sentimental story.” The London Economic

“A poignant eulogy for a bygone era….[Tom Marshman] is an adept story-teller and his performance brims with warmth, charm and affection.” North Four

“One of the most immersive and exciting performances of queer history you’re likely to find” Bristol 247

“[The show] is eye-opening as a history, but it also draws daunting parallels between the epidemic of forty years ago and the situation we find ourselves in today.” Exeunt

“Evocative social history… the artist’s affection for the stories he’s telling is palpable” The Stage

“One of the most exciting things about Marshman’s work is his ability to pick a seemingly small subject and peel back the layers to expose something unexpectedly profound” Big Issue

“Kings Cross by the Pet Shop Boys is a seminal song for me. It marks a key moment in my life when I first understood that sometimes life can be relentlessly bleak”. Read Tom’s full interview with Love Camden here.

“For me there is something important in capturing the stories of people feeling politically disenfranchised, and I wanted to make sure stories around HIV are remembered and not forgotten”. Read Tom’s full interview with This Week London here.

“Everyone has such fascinating stories that it’s hard to choose what goes in. It feels like I could make a couple of versions of this show with all the stories I’ve collected.” Read Tom’s full interview with Gay Star News here.

Post-show discussions

Sat 27 May – David Stuart, Substance Use Lead, GUM/HIV Dean Street Wellbeing Programme curator

 

About the artist

Tom is a performance artist who transforms everyday accounts into theatre by weaving together stories worth telling. Previous work includes the acclaimed Move Over Darling.

@TommyMarsh

 

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