Dates and Times
Sat 5 May at 9pm
Part of our Spring 2018 programme. Browse the full season here. 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 Matt Miller and Peader Kirk
Part social challenge, part autobiography, part attempt at self-recognition, writer, performer Matt Miller examines their own experience of cross-dressing to ask what social role clothes play, how they define and confine us, and how we define ourselves?
Having begun to experiment with different clothes as a way of escaping notions of what ‘can’ or ‘cannot’ be worn, this show explores how beginning to identify as a cross dresser introduces a new set of social rules that seem to reset gender norms as much as question them.
Theatre maker and 2014 BBC Verb New Voice Matt Miller follows the success of their previous solo show Sticking with a new work-in-progress which seeks to articulate these complexities, and from an autobiographical starting point hopes to address wider social concerns, as we begin to embrace gender fluidity and multiplicity.
Putting on, Taking off is co-created with theatre maker Peader Kirk.
About the company
Matt Miller is a poet and theatre maker based in Newcastle. In 2014 he was selected as one of BBC Radio 3’s Verb New Voices and began working with Peader Kirk to create theatre which combines raw, upfront story-telling with music and cinematic structures of performance to explore sexuality, identity and non-linear coming of age narratives.
Image Credit: (c) Lee Rosher