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Charity number: 1058723
Get 25% off when you book 2 or more Autumn shows in one go! Browse our listings to find shows with similar themes (or shows on the same night).
Join us in t'ARTopia for a queer-curated cabaret of drag, music, poetry & more! We have invited some of our most delicious t'ARTs to entertain you all, at a night that will be nothing short of t'ARTopian.
We will be raising money for gender affirming surgery funds with this evening's raffle, so come with a couple of quid, win art and raise money for good causes.
Let’s get mouth-watering!
More performers will be added (watch this space):
Kayla McClellan - Dance
Kayla McClellan (they/she) is an international multidisciplinary artist and researcher from Florida. They received their BFA Dance degree from Florida State University (2017) and MFA Dance Science degree from London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2019). Kayla works between dance, theatre, film, and academia. Credits include: BitterSuite’s immersive show Bodies Tilted for Christine and the Queens’ Southbank Centre Meltdown Festival, Shade Ray's music video Eve, ELDR's music video Friends (Cannes Short Film Festival ‘Best Music Video’ Nominee), Jack the Lass Theatre Company's debut play Kiss Her (Offie Finalist), Arts and Health workshops facilitated for RCPysch and the NHS, and lectures regarding queerness in dance for Trinity Laban and Florida State University's study abroad program.
Medusa Has Been - Draglesque
Medusa Has Been is the newest oldest showgirl in town, happily putting the OLD in Golden Girl, and the OW in showgirl! Starting their career in Burlesque /Draglesque/Oldboylesque at 60, Medusa is intent on ageing disgracefully and challenging perceptions of ageing and disgrace. Apart from entertaining audiences, delighting punters and occasionally putting a little dent in the glass ceiling, Medusa’s desire is to be part of the intergenerational conversation that a healthy queer community needs. Also, she has fabulous legs.
Kiran Saggu - Comedian
Kiran is an American/British comedian who identifies as a savage in the Megan Thee Stallion way and not the Winston Churchill way. Often known by literally no one as the ‘desi Maya Jama’, her comedy is observational, surreal, and super slay!
Jimmy Harvey - Music
Jimmy Harvey is a queer artist born and raised in Lincoln. Jimmy’s music, is a blend of pop and indie- pop incorporating storytelling, relatable lyrics, soulful vocals, and catchy hooks. Jimmy has been working on his first EP “Boy In My Mind” due for release this year, its first two singles receiving plays on BBC Introducing.
Valentín - Drag king
Valentín is a soft Latinx boi and the suavest of kings. The first runner up in this year's Man Up, the largest drag king competition in Europe, Valentín is also part of the Reyes del Barrio Collective, the first Latinx London based drag king collective.
This powerhouse of a performer is sure to bring the house down, and teach you some Spanish along the way.
Miranda Horn (Thirsty Poems) - Poetry
Backdropped by a world of Hinge and self-checkouts, Thirsty Poems is poetry as social commentary.
Miranda is a neurodiverse lesbian writer whose work explores desire and identity through a queer lens. Her poetry (Thirsty Poems), has been published in journals internationally and her debut queer novel The Second Adolescence was recently longlisted for the 2023 Comedy Women in Print Unpublished Manuscript Prize.
Miranda has recently been selected for The Literary Consultancy LGBTQ+ Free Reads Scheme and awarded the H.W Fisher Scholarship with Curtis Brown Creative.
Programmed by Coco Jackson: "The shows I’ve programmed throughout the New Adventures Festival each represent different aspects of my own identity. Whether that be queerness in a broad sense, exploring queerness through a POC lens or exploring trans identities."
"CPT is the first place we turn to when we have a new idea, knowing that experimentation and new ideas are always supported."