Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.

By Travis Alabanza
Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay
Presented by Hackney Showroom and programmed in association with Curious Arts
Designer - Soutra Gilmour
Associate Designer - Isabella Van Braeckel

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After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. How they are made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.

This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.

Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.

“Absolutely vital” ★★★★ The Stage

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“an emotional rollercoaster” BBC Newsbeat

“a terrific, tricky and layered show” Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

“personal theatre at its most raw” A Younger Theatre

“audacious, funny and straight to the f**king point” Exeunt

“hard to hear but extremely necessary” gal-dem

★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ LGBTQ Arts Review

★★★★★ LondonTheatre1


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