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Transpose: The Future

CN Lester

CN Lester playing on the piano and singing

A spirit of hopefulness characterises the third edition of Transpose at the Barbican, as trans voices come together to look to the future.

Featuring artists from across the generations collaborating in performances of opera, poetry, dance and electronica, this show considers what gender, identity and individuality might look like tomorrow – in a celebratory atmosphere.

Transpose is curated by CN Lester and directed by Kate O’Donnell, two of the trans community’s leading lights and multi-talented performers. In the words of CN, it’s a space in which ‘we can show you our vulnerabilities, our strengths, and – most of all – our authenticity.’

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
Age guidance: 16+ (contains adult themes)

These performances are BSL-interpreted

Fri 7 Dec
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders


‘A thoroughly absorbing and truly humane evening‘

Part of The Art of Change

Our 2018 season explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.


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