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  • My Dear Aunty Nell

    Wed 24 May - Sat 27 May, 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 - £15
    Have you heard? Aunty Nell’s invited us round for tea. Come for an evening of gossip and hearsay, and see how LGBT+ history has been shared for generations.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 80 min
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeSuitable for 16+
    Health Notice
    Health Notice Food cooked on stage using an induction hob, Food/Drinks consumed by performers, Food/Drink given to audience members

    Have you heard? Aunty Nell’s invited you round for tea!

    Join Tommy (The Queer Historian) for a family meal, and fill yourself up with food and tales, just like Sunday afternoons at Aunty Nell's.

    When a community is written out of history books, they find their own way to share their stories. This show is a love letter to gossip, and to memories. As Dear Aunty Nell often said: “the only way to remember the dead is to tell those stories as your own, dear”.

    My Dear Aunty Nell also asks: how can you grieve for someone who isn’t dead? This intimate environment will be a safe place to explore how we remember the people and stories that we hold dear. Made in collaboration with Opening Doors, a charity that provides support to members of the LGBTQ+ community over the age of 50.

    Each show has a running time of 50 minutes and has a 30 minute Q&A after each performance where Tommy invites a guest from the LGBTQ+ community to join them for dinner to decompress and discuss the themes that are raised during the performance.

    My Dear Aunty Nell incorporates live cooking onstage and after the performance the audience will be invited to share in a vegan meal.

    Taking place in CPT's basement space.

    Supported by Opening Doors, Camden People's Theatre, ONCA Gallery & ARC Stockton | Written and Performed by Tommy, The Queer Historian | Directed by Scott Le Crass | Produced by Beth Sitek | Dramaturg by Deidre McLaughlin



    "A tour de force of laughter and resilience."
    Lou Reviews
    "“It’s very difficult to dislike Tommy. He’s open, warm, and willing to display a level of vulnerability that many performers would balk at"
    Broadway Baby [previous work by Tommy, The Queer Historian]
    "It’s incredibly important that voices and stories such as Tommy’s are heard in theatre"
    A Younger Theatre [previous work by Tommy, The Queer Historian]

    “Keep up the good work producing cutting-edge theatre for everyone in London”

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson, 29 January 2018