The Mannequin

Theatre (lgbt, new writing)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Fleming Theatre
  • 22:35
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Das Stück in collaboration with the Kings Player's
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Nudity, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

From the streets of Soho to the drag bars of Montmartre, the frantic lives of these artists all revolve around The Mannequin. Models, designers, lovers, and writers all desire attention and validation in lives, only to be left feeling inadequate and alone. Throughout the course of two evenings they find solace in each other and their work leading to closure. In this multimedia production, a piece of new writing with original film and costume, relationships to the queer body and relationships within the arts industry are explored in a burst of film projection and sensory immersion.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp into building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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AdrianDeane Brannen-Jurgenson 104 days ago

The show is much more than a multi-media experience, which runs the risk of drowning the audience in the technical cleverness of multi-sensory experiences in the name of art. No, Das Stück’s “The Mannequin” has some beautiful writing, largely on its best display during the monologues (or one-sided dialogues, perhaps, with the mannequin as larger-than-metaphor scene partner), which truly offers some naturalistic, real, and also fresh conversation on the queer body today, in relationship with their past and the surrounding mirrors offered them. The Mannequin is rife with invitations for discussion.

Alan Coyne (@DoyleELF) 109 days ago

This show incorporates music, film, and theatre in a well-constructed, beautifully-written, complicated piece about a complicated subject. Characters that seem alien at first undergo deeper revelations as the play goes on, and their lives intertwine in an unexpected but satisfying manner. The interplay of the different multimedia elements serves the piece well, and the actors are compelling, each in their own particular way. It's definitely something that will leave you discussing it afterwards!


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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 99 days ago

Das Stuck’s The Mannequin is a contemporary Edda of intertwining tales: bohemians enwrapped in the fashion industry whilst isolated in the LGBTQ+ community. As their artistry grows, they question their crafts; their colleagues; their lovers and pose questions to the Mannequin but are fruitless in their expositions. As they disassemble...

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