[cancelled] Stigma

Dates and Times

Tue 17 March 2020 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Due to government advice relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event is no longer taking place. 

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Presented by Luis Amália

When Luis was 10, he wanted to be a female gymnast, but he was a boy. At 15, he wanted to be desired, but he felt he was too hairy. Tonight, as a performer, he wants to be Ingrid Bergman. But he is a loser.

Stigma is the story of how Luis can become who he has always wanted to be.

Luis will tell the story of Esther Moya, a powerful gymnast who failed to win a medal. He will re-enact one of Ingrid Bergman’s most moving scenes. And he will share his visit to a sweaty gay sauna.

Written by Luis Amália and Adam Zmith, Stigma is a show about being yourself, even if you are a freak. This time, history will be written by losers, not winners.

Presented in association with the And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, 2020 programme: three weeks of new Queer work and experiences up-and-coming & internationally renowned artists. Click here for more details.


The show contains nudity, swearing and references to school bullying and body shame. All ages welcome. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here.


The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the company

Luis Amália is an actor, maker and performance artist. After training as an architect, Luis became fascinated by how people use and pervert spaces. His performances feature gymnastics, actresses and cinema, humour and soul. He has performed at over 15 venues across Europe in his own shows and others.

luisamalia.com | Twitter: @_luisamalia |  Instagram: @luis.amalia | #Stigma2020

Image credit (c) Luis Kevin Paraíso & Oscar Nao

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