TOUR PACK: Tomorrow Is Already Dead by Ms Sharon Le Grand

  • Photography: Harry Elletson

“She’s building an army of gender variable children with giant breasts and a hunger for treason!”

Hackney Showroom proudly presents the loudmouth Liverpudlian Ms Sharon Le Grand’s debut theatre show Tomorrow Is Already Dead – an irreverent musical which joyfully and playfully challenges the anti-trans narrative and current debates around gender identity.

Tomorrow Is Already Dead conjures a world of hedonism, anarchy and androgyny, while poking fun at modern ideas of gender, patriarchy and class, framed through a famous British spy-movie franchise.

Running time 75 mins
No interval
Suitable for ages 14+

SHOW COPY

What happens when an international man of mystery meets a straightforward regional woman?

Meet Jimmy Pond. He’s been tasked with his deadliest mission to date – assassinating the indestructible nightlife oligarch Ms Sharon Le Grand. But will Pond succeed where all men have failed before? 

Be thrust into a musical, bombastic, subversive world of hedonism, anarchy and androgyny as Hackney Showroom proudly present the loudmouth Liverpudlian’s debut piece of theatre, Tomorrow Is Already Dead

CREDITS

Written & performed by Ms Sharon Le Grand 
Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay 
Composer and Musician – Nicky Harris 
Lighting – Matthew Carnazza 
Set, Animation and Poster Design – Josh Quinton 
Costume – Max Allen 
Choreographer and performing as Siri – Jeanie Crystal 
With Iestyn Arwel as Jimmy Pond and Shane Convery as Alexa
Stage Manager – Reuben Bojang 
Assistant Director – Martha Barnett 

BIOGS

MS SHARON LE GRAND (writer/performer) is a London-based performance artist, originally from Maghull on the outskirts of Liverpool. Working in the worlds of live art, cabaret for the past 7 years she has made a name for herself flinging her handbag across the country. Sharon has just finished starring in Sound of The Underground by Travis Alabanza at The Royal Court. In 2021 she performed in An Ode to The Underground and Ms Sharon Le Grand, written by Travis Alabanza as part of the Royal Court’s ‘Living Newspaper’ series. In 2020 she wrote and produced her sell out show The 12 Stages of Lockdown which toured clubs and queer venues across the UK. Ms Sharon’s previous collaborators include LADA, Arts Council England, Home Live Art, SLAP Fest, Take Me Somewhere Fest and Homotopia Fest.  They have performed at venues all over London including VFD, The Glory, Shoreditch Town Hall, The Karaoke Hole and the George and Dragon. They have been featured in magazines such as Dazed & Confused, i-D and Wonderland.

SAM CURTIS LINDSAY (director) is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Hackney Showroom. As a Director and co-creator his credits include the Dublin Fringe award winning, and Irish Times Theatre Award nominated Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry by Xnthony, the Total Theatre award winning Burgerz by Travis Alabanza and Class by Scottee. Sam is an honorary research fellow at Queen Mary’s University and a visiting director at drama schools LAMDA and Rose Bruford.

HACKNEY SHOWROOM is an award-winning theatre company. Recent recent hit shows include BURGERZ by Travis Alabanza (Total Theatre Award Winner ★★★★★ EdFestMag ★★★★★ ReviewsHub ★★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★The Guardian ★★★★ The Stage) THE LEGENDS OF THEM by Sutara Gayle (★★★★★ Afridiziak ★★★★★ Theatre News ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Everything Theatre) and for all the women who thought they were    Mad by Hackney resident Zawe Ashton (★★★★The Stage ★★★★ Observer). Hackney Showroom are connoisseurs of live entertainment and their venue is a development laboratory for experimental performance artists.

TRAILERS & AUDIENCE REACTIONS

TECH SPEC

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AUDIENCES

Target audiences include:

– Queer & trans audiences
– Under 30s
– Fans of drag
– Fans of comedy
– Adventurous theatre & musical theatre goers
– Alternative culture vultures
– People interested in the topics of transphobia, ‘culture wars’ & ‘identity politics’

TOURING PERSONNEL

Director
7 cast members
2 stage management

CONTACT DETAILS

Hackney Showroom Office: +44 20 3095 9747

Senior Producer: Molly Sharpe molly@hackneyshowroom.com

Supported by Arts Council England