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    Wardrobe & Sons presents

    A They In A Manger: Available To Stream

    Available until Wed 31 Jan
    Tickets Pay What You Can (£3 - £20)
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    '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)



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned Performance
    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

    A new theatre experience created by artists from across performance disciplines, with dramaturgy by Frankie Thompson (creator of smash hit CAttS (Guardian Best Comedy Shows 2022) and co-creator of BODY SHOW (The Stage Top 50 Shows 2023).

    A They In A Manger is a joyful queer Christmas riot, created by and starring:

    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.

    Christmas can be complicated. And for queer people, often even more so.

    It can present to some of us the unsettling and dangerous challenge of how to 'perform' ourselves. A They In A Manger aims to blur the lines between domestic stages and performance stages, and to celebrate the importance of queer community and the survival of our authentic selves.

    Digital run

    One of the aims of the company (Wardrobe & Sons) and Camden People's Theatre is to keep theatre as affordable and accessible as possible. It was really important to us to be able to offer an online version of the show for those who are vulnerable, isolating and/or not comfortable in busy venues. Thanks to funding from the City Bridge Foundation, we were able to make a streaming version possible, including captions.

    Booking information

    When booking, please disregard the date/time. After you've purchased your ticket, you will have access to the stream on demand at any time between until 31st Jan 2024. Please select the 'Print at Home' ticket option when booking. Your ticket containing the link will be emailed to you from foh@cptheatre.co.uk a few minutes after your confirmation email arrives. If you have not received it, please check your spam folder.

    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.

    "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

    “Such a crucial part of the UK theatre ecology… Developing artists and audiences”

    The Guardian