New Queers on the Block

The Marlborough Theatre is bringing together some of the artists we work with for the first time, in a celebration of all things queer. And this time, we are taking them on the road across the UK!

New Queers on the Block is a new touring scheme showcasing some of the finest international queer work from Rachael Young, Hester Chillingworth, Stacy Makishi & Malik Nashad Sharpe, hosted by Ophelia Bitz. Plus, in each town we visit, we will have a local LGBTQ+ artist joining the ranks.

Expect shows about being a queer black woman channelling the power of Grace Jones, memories of a queer childhood, reclaiming your faith with the help of pop music, and black melancholy through the legacy of Tupac.

Here’s what people are saying about our line-up:

Rachael Young – “An uncompromising original tornado” The Stage

Stacy Makishi – “Brilliant” The Guardian

Malik Nashad Sharpe – “a raw portrait of black, queer identity and politics” Exeunt Magazine

Hester Chillingworth – “hilarious, witty and entertaining”, A Younger Theatre

Plus an ace local guest performer will join the line-up, so keep an eye on social media for announcements.

New Queers on the Block is a scheme supporting the development of LGBTQ+ artists & audiences across the UK developed by The Marlborough Theatre.

Team:
Executive Producer: David Sheppeard
Producer: Xavier de Sousa
Assistant Producer: Ema Boswood
PR: Anna Goodman for Abstrakt PR
Jerwood Charitable Foundation Bursary’s Programme Assistant: Ellie Stanton
Production Manager: Anna Smith
Tour Assistant: Subira Wahogo

The scheme is developed and presented in partnership with Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Home Live Art, Coastal Currents (Hastings), Quarterhouse Folkstone, ]performance s p a c e [, AB&B, Left Coast and QUAD (Blackpool).

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

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