Idol // 7.30pm
Who would you rather pray to? Beyoncé or white Jesus?
Artist Jamal Gerald grew up in a Catholic Caribbean household, but would rather worship celebrities than white saints. Using African diasporic rituals, music and storytelling, join Jamal on an unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture and Black representation.
Featuring a host of celebrity appearances.
16+ | This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.
Musician/Performer: Pariss Elektra
Musician/Performer: Azizi Cole
Dramaturge: Maddy Costa
Outside Eye: Rachael Young
Movement Director: Akeim Toussaint Buck
Stage and Lighting Design: Ben Pacey
Costume: Hannah Wilson
Ritual Consultant: Christella Litras
Stage Manager: Charlotte Woods
Production Manager: Helen Mugridge
A Jamal Gerald, Transform and Theatre in the Mill co-production. Seed commissioned by hÅb, STUN and Contact for Works Ahead. Supported by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council and using public funding from National Lottery through Arts Council England.
EDYTHE E WOOLLEY
Sensitive Plumbing // 9.10pm
The Loop-the-Loop is leaking
Merry-go-round again and again
Slip ‘n’ Slide into a post-apocalypse fantasy filled with queer dyke sentiments
Co-founder of The Wardrobe Ensemble and renowned Drag King Edythe Woolley returns to The Yard to unearth the (queer) Greek myth of Diana and Arethusa, taking it into the future. Watch a post-apocalyptic story about violence and war being replaced by queer love and radical kindness.
Hold on tight, we’re splashing into the beautiful aftermath of capitalism’s gross excess.
This performance contains strobe lighting and some nudity.
Directed by Edythe Woolley
Performers: Tallulah Haddon, Claudia Palazzo, Symoné
Sound Design: Lucy Lie
Set Design: Erin Tse
Lighting Design: Jo Palmer
Outside Eye: Florence Peake
Movement Consultancy: Miranda Cromwell
Assistant Director: Katayoun Jalili
Producing Consultancy: Cat Harrison
Stage Manager: Sorcha Stott-Strzla
Project Manager: Ruby Glaskin
Devised by Edythe Woolley and Tallulah Haddon with Claudia Palazzo & Rachael Young. With special thanks to Florence Peak, Moa Johansson, Katayoun Jalili, Temi Wilkey, Helena Middleton, Emily Greenslade for their creative input.
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Queen Mary University
Access tickets are priced at £17 and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (020 3111 0570) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS + WAYS TO SAVE
Double bill tickets are priced at £20 / £17 concessions. If you buy tickets for two or more double bills, then you get 20% off every ticket. And if you buy a festival pass, you can see every double bill in NOW for £60 (that’s £6 per show).
Locals can get 30% off all tickets (and 10% off at the bar) with a free Yard Local Card – sign up online.
U26s can get £5 tickets on the door to all performances that are not sold out with #NoEmptySeats.
Alongside these shows, we have a feast of diverse late-night music and events in NOW Lates every Thursday to keep you dancing til the early hours.