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  • A They In A Manger

    Tue 5 to Sat 16 Dec at 7.15pm (with afterparty on Thu 14 Dec)
    Tickets £8 - £15
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    Join creatives from across the performance industries for a night of love song, nativity, and raging queer manifesto.
    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned PerformanceTue 12 - Sat 16 Dec will be captioned performances.
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed PerformanceThis show will have a relaxed approach to audiences which means that people can come and go as they please, and make noise if they need to. However, no tech aspects of the show there are reduced or relaxed.
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeStrong language. References to family dysfunction, homophobia, suicide, transphobia, racism and ableism. References to lived experiences of queerness in relation to potential abuse, violence, discrimination and injustice, nudity/semi nudity, sexual references. References to religious trauma and related abuse. Age guidance: 16+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeVisual Effects (glitter curtains etc), Flashing Lights, Fog/Haze

    Christmas with all the trimmings! Or rather, cuts.

    Our fine-dining Tory government has butchered arts funding, cleared the plates of hopeful possibilities, and feasted on the working-class, neurodivergent, queer and ‘othered’ folx.

    We've been left without a seat at the table. And yet, against all the odds:

    We are surviving... We are serving... We are gifting... A They In A Manger.

    Frankie Thompson, creator of smash hit CAttS (Guardian Best Comedy Shows 2022) and co-creator of BODY SHOW (★★★★★ Guardian) is teaming up with Beth Sitek, a producer of HIGH STEAKS (★★★★ The Stage) and supporter of John Travulva (★★★★ Guardian), in the form of Wardrobe & Sons this Christmas.

    A They In A Manger is a new theatre experience invented by four live performance artists. It's a celebration of chosen families, queer community and survival of self, in all the ways we choose to express, perform, and simply exist. All performed inside a wardrobe.

    Cast

    An0maly: A transgender pole artist from London, spinning around the intersections of race, gender, pleasure and difference.

    Danielle James: An Irish playwright and actress living in East London. She writes about balloons, baked beans, and being trans. Generally irritable.

    Len Blanco: Drag king, theatremaker and musician querying social bullshit like the gender binary through singing, pointing, laughing and winking.

    Vijay Patel: A performance artist, writer and neurodivergent access consultant. He crosses forms from live art, performance art and queer club/cabaret.

    Afterparty (Thu 14 Dec)

    See the show on 14th Dec and join the ultimate festive party throwdown after. With Areola Grande Latte on the decks to make the yuletide GAY. 

    Credits

    Frankie Thompson - Dramaturgy

    Beth Sitek - Producer

    Miggy Barker - Creative and Production Support 

    Roshan Conn - Company Stage Manager

    Lily Woodford-Lewis - Lighting Design and Technical Support

    Jen Smethurst - Access Support

    Moll Beth Morossa - Director

    Claire Nolan - Videographer

    Em Tanner - Designer/builder of The Wardrobe

    Kathryn Singleton - Marketing and PR

    Vidya Divakaran and Kathryn Singleton - Poster Design

    A Camden People's Theatre and Wardrobe & Sons Production. Supported by The Roundhouse and funded by Camden People’s Theatre with the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust and Garrick Charitable Trust.

    No photography / filming of the show is permitted. Thank you.

    "This delicious mash-up of queer cabaret, monologue, burlesque, and performance art, is about as positive and life-affirming a Christmas concoction as you will find anywhere."
    Reviews Hub
    "There’s no danger of any act overstaying their welcome: indeed, we could take another helping"
    WhatsOnStage
    "Best nativity I ever did see. Sack off the panto this year and go see this."
    Audience member

    "An unrivalled chance to see edgy, experimental and brand-new theatre"

    Time Out