A Complicated Man

Theatre (new writing, lgbt)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Relaxed Performance
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

How many years does it take to unspool a man? An odd king sails the waves of the wine dark sea in a bathtub. Featuring water and wigs, big mammal reimagines The Odyssey as a queer epic of becoming. This new work by Emma Henry and Evan Silver refigures the Homeric text to explore the fluidity of gender and the multiplicity of identity. Developed at Bussey Building's CLF Art Cafe in Peckham, London.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Relaxed Performance
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 18 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Distinctive smells
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

heather lambert 33 days ago

A mesmerising performance by Emma Henry - you simply cannot take your eyes off them- about journeys and identities. Brilliantly scripted and directed by Evan Silver in a sparse and atmospheric set and production by Nic Farr. Only on for a few days - go and see it whilst you can!


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The F Word 30 days ago

The exploration of gender is complex and rich, with the inner-world of a man’s suffering and aggression laid out, but with the understanding that so too has everyone suffered.

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