BURGERZ

“…timely, unsettling and powerful”

WINNER TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CAROL TAMBOR BEST OF EDINBURGH AWARD

By Travis Alabanza
Directed by Sam Lindsay Curtis
Produced by Hackney Showroom London

 

Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.
How they’re 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.

Original production supported by Ovalhouse, Marlborough Theatre, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Running Time

70 minutes

Ticketshop

Adults: €24,50   CJP members and (university) students: €12,50

Both ticket types include booking fee so no hidden charges!

Accessibility

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Reviews… Don’t just take our word for it…

***** “Alabanza takes an act of violence and transforms it into something both beautiful and brutal”

***** “Burgerz… may be Alabanza’s catharsis, but it’s also a call to arms.”

***** “Burgerz is emotional and it’s powerful.”

****  “Humane and heart-rending… Alabanza is sassy and witty, feeding off the audience like a seasoned cabaret star”

****   “Absolutely vital”

****   Financial Times

****  British Theatre Guide

****  The List

****   Financial Times

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On 20th November, we remember and honour transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence.

About

Travis Alabanza

Produced by Hackney Showroom

Sam Curtis Lindsay