Kissing a Fool

Cabaret and Variety (tribute, lgbtq+)

  • Frankenstein Pub - Bier Keller
  • 18:00
  • Aug 4-13
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Dylan Aiello and Scarlett Stitt, Uning Goder Ensemble
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Nudity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 20:00
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Kissing a Fool is a queer clown-cabaret musical tribute to George Michael. We speculatively dive into the pop star's psyche at the lowest point in his life: after the death of his lover and losing a public court battle, he thought he’d never write another note. This experimental musical is a mischievous enquiry into the effect of toxic media cultures, queer mental health and the tragedy of alienation in an interconnected world. By following his creative journey, we witness the transformation of grief into creativity and transcendence through song.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Four steps into the venue and then a further 16 steep steps to the performance level. Toilet facilities are on the performance level only.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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.

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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