DOUBLE BILL: Jamal Gerald + Joely Fielding

4 Oct | 7.30pm | Showroom Studio
£10/£8

Jamal Gerald – FADoubleGOT

Jamal Gerald FADoubleGOT - Picture by Mark West

Inspired by a black gay experience, this autobiographical piece focuses on the ups and downs of pride and self-loathing. Through storytelling, spoken word and live art, Jamal Gerald develops the courage to tell his story of how he learned to celebrate his individuality, by embracing the slurs that were thrown his way, and how to wear labels without shame.

“Jamal Gerald is, intensely, fiercely himself on stage, in a show that highlights the idea that the way the world is structured forces some ways of life into a form of survival. And all that noise can be given the finger.” – EXEUNT

Supported by: Arts Council England, The Writing Squad, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Contact and Cast Doncaster.

Length of show: 50min-1hr

Joely Fielding – This is your sex life

 

Joely Fielding Picture by Julia Bauer

An autobiographical performance that borrows from live art, storytelling and cabaret – This Is Your Sex Life invites you to join Joely in opening the big red book of her sexual history – from being 10 years old with a fetish for rope, through to what happened (maybe) last night.

In 2015 Joely started to trace her sexual history, writing up the stories that felt significant. She found that in different ways these experiences had been, and were continuing to affect the kind of sex that she was having (or not having). So we’re going to put some music on and have a clear out. We’re going to go through the old stories, the newer stories, and have a think about what Joely might want to try and chuck out, and what she might want to keep for her sexual future. 

Written and devised by Joely Fielding, performed with James Rowling.

Length of show: 50min

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