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  • Playing Latinx

    Tue 29 Mar - Sat 2 Apr at 7.15pm
    Tickets £12 (£10)
    What lengths do we go to fit in? An actor from Latin America tries to find his place in the UK theatre scene, all funny accents and salsa rhythms. At what point does the stereotype start playing him?

    What does the Latinx identity mean in the UK?

    An actor from South America comes to London and very quickly realises he’ll mostly be hired to play exotic characters, so he adapts. He moves, speaks and writes like a Latinx person should. And he starts getting hired. What lies behind the facade? What does his real accent sound like? Does he even know anymore? Who is the adoption of the Latinx label more helpful for? How does that label interact with the white, BAME, queer labels, or even the my-RP-accent-is-actually-flawless label?

    Playing Latinx is a one human show exploring these questions. Merging spoken word poetry, stand-up comedy and music, Guido will take us through the journey of constructing a wholly new identity whilst figuring out his place in the UK theatre scene.

    Supported by Arts Council England 

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    Running Time 60 minutes
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
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    Content NoticeThe company do not believe there is any content to consider, please email foh@cptheatre.co.uk if you have any specific concerns
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    "The charismatic Guido Garcia Lueches is outstanding"
    British Theatre Guide
    "The audience were in stitches, you could feel the them waiting for his next line."
    North West End UK

    "The seed commission has made me feel supported, not just as an artist but also a woman of colour whose story needs to be heard."

    CPT Commissioned Artist