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Transpose JOY: Pit Party

CN Lester

The image shows the creative team and performers behind Transpose JOY including Ebony Rose Dark, Campbell X, Felix Mufty, Tabby Lamb and Mzz Kimberley.

Filmmaker and writer Campbell X curates the latest edition of Transpose, an electric evening of live music, theatre, rap and unbelievable twerking from some of the UK’s most exciting trans artists.

Featuring incredible performances by Mzz Kimberley, Felix Mufti and Ebony Rose Dark, this Pit Party celebrates the creativity of trans artists using dance, rap and theatre. Highlights amongst other goodies include, the healing effects of gender affirmation and the beauty of Trans4Trans relationships all wrapped in a beautiful package of gender euphoria.

Transpose was founded by artistic director CN Lester in 2011 and has spent ten years celebrating, promoting, and platforming the wide-ranging talents of the UK trans community. This edition is curated by award-winning filmmaker and writer Campbell X and directed by acclaimed playwright Tabby Lamb, two of the UK LGBT's community’s leading theatre and film. 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.’

90 minutes, with no interval
Age guidance: 14+

All performances are Relaxed and Audio Described
This performance is still in development, but you can read more on this page about what to expect at a Relaxed performance.

Fri 1 Apr, 7.45pm
BSL-interpreted and Captioned performance.

Post-show talk facilitated by E-J Scott, Fri 1 Apr
Free to same-day ticket holders (BSL & Captioned)

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Presented by the Barbican

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‘A thoroughly absorbing and truly humane evening‘
Tim Hochstrasser, Plays to See on Transpose: The Future

How are the performances relaxed?

A Relaxed performance is ideal for those who would benefit from a more informal approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, or would feel more at ease knowing they could enter and exit freely. 

For this production:

  • The house will be opened early to allow you more time to find your seats.
  • A member of the Front of House team will lead a pre-show welcome talk.
  • The Front of House team are briefed on providing an more informal service and relaxing the standards in regard to audience behaviour during the performance.
  • Latecomer and re-admittance points will be relaxed to allow people to leave and re-enter the auditorium more freely. 
  • The house lights will remain slightly raised to during the performance to ensure your safety if you need to move about.
  • Auditorium doors will be kept open during the performance to assist you in entering and exiting the theatre during the performance.
  • Some seats are kept off-sale so you can move around during the performance more freely (within reason and managed by the Front of House team).
  • The performers are briefed about Relaxed performances, and know that you may need to move around and make noise.
  • A quiet chill out space is provided with comfortable seating.

This performance has not been sensory adapted. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss further before making a booking.  Contact the Theatre team at [email protected]


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