Pull the Trigger

Dates and Times

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov at 9pm & 7pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Part of our Autumn 2018 programme. Browse the full season here

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Presented by Vijay Patel

‘This is not a show about Britney.
This is a show about my family’s corner shop.
Wait, maybe this is a show about Britney and not my family’s corner shop. I want to work like Britney, lip sync like Britney and be an artist. I’m a shopkeeper. Can I be a lip sync Britney artist and a shopkeeper? Maybe I’m neither? I’m still finding the balance…’

Pull the Trigger is a show exploring Indian corner shop culture as a site to explore personal identity (queer discovery), family conflicts surrounded by the legacy + history of shop-keeping values from Ugandan-Asian migrants.

The performance manifests in text, recorded sound, structured task-based actions and cabaret. A show which borrows the aesthetics of traditional Indian corner shops to create this world.

‘The sound of the radio: it battles in my head, in my body, in my history.
The conflict continues: Pull the Trigger then you’ll see.’

Pull the Trigger has been developed and showcased at SPILL Festival of Performance 2016, Battersea Arts Centre, Artsadmin, Duckie and the University of Chichester. 


About the company

Vijay Patel is a performance artist based in London. He crosses forms from live art, performance, cabaret and installations. The work he makes predominantly surrounds his identity as a queer man of Indian/British heritage with Asperger’s, and seeks to make political points from the basis of his personal self.


Image credit: (c) Guido Mencari

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