Trans Pride Brighton

"For half a decade now, The Marlborough Theatre have presented a season of trans, non-binary and gender variant artists alongside the annual Trans Pride Brighton festivities. It’s one of our favourite seasons being able to champion this part of the LGBTQ+ community and engage with those who travel from all over to celebrate Trans Pride in Brighton.

This year’s programme, which runs from 9 - 18 July, features some of the hottest names in performance art including Travis Alabanza, Emma Frankland, Krishna Istha and Es Morgan.

To kick the season off on 9 July, Emma Frankland returns with an Edinburgh preview of her show Hearty, in which she explores attitudes to HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and the liberation of her body as a transgender woman.

On 11 July, contemporary dance artist Es Morgan will be performing Mum, I’m in the Fourth Dimension, See! A dance, a poem, a fit of rage, an exorcism and a queer, secular hymn to the impending capitalist apocalypse.

FAT Cabaret will also be returning to the Marlborough with a very special ‘Trans Fats’ edition on 12 July. Hosted by local cabaret artist and fatbassador, Chub Rub, the night will present a line-up of trans, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming fatties for a night of fat positive performance.

After its premiere in London earlier this year, Travis Alabanza brings their new show I Tried To Fuck Up The System But None Of My Friends Texted Back to our allies at the larger arts venue The Spire on 13 July. Exploring loneliness, intimacy, and the secrets you didn’t think you would say out loud; the performance sees Travis experiment with binaural technologies, promising a multi-dimensional experience for audience members.

Krishna Istha’s show Beast on 17 July is a comedic exploration into what it means to be trans ‘masculine’ without becoming the men we hate, particularly in the wake of the Me Too movement. The show will be followed by our Trans Swearing Night in the bar, where anyone can take to the stage to rant, rave and rage about being trans in 2019.

Our season will climax with our flagship Trans Pride Art Night on 18 July. A performance-pumped party to welcome Trans Pride to our city, the night will feature artists who applied to an open call out to perform in our pub and the surrounding areas of our 224-year-old building."


Lee Smith, Trans Pride Season Producer at The Marlborough, June 2019

Visit The Marlborough’s website to find out more.

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Date Posted: 26 June 2019