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Transpose BURN: Pit Party

CN Lester

Transpose Burn artists standing in the Barbican Conservatory surrounded by plants. From the left we have Kübra Uzun (they, them),  Kell w Farshéa (they, them), Mustafa Kınalı (aka Mustkika) (any pronouns), Akış Ka (they, them), Dani Dinger (any pronouns),CN Lester (they, them), Ifeoluwa (they, them) and i-Gemini (he, him)

Acclaimed performer and musician Dani Dinger curates the latest edition of this revelatory evening of performance and live music by trailblazing trans artists from the UK and Turkey.

Taking place in Pride month, this year’s Pit Party line-up will feature explosive performances from artists including anarchist poet Kell w Farshéa, DJ Ifeoluwa and subversive drag artist i-Gemini. Plus, Erkan Affan invites outstanding artists from Turkey Akış Ka, Mustafa Kınalı (aka Mustkika) and Kübra Uzun.

Transpose was founded by artistic director CN Lester in 2011 and has spent over a decade celebrating, promoting, and platforming the wide-ranging talents of the UK trans community. This edition is curated and directed by performer, activist and musician Dani Dinger and will explore the building blocks of a shared culture, trans identities and offers a direct challenge to the status quo. 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.’

Running time: 2 hours, including an interval

Age guidance: 16+ (scenes contain content including spitting, a blockhead act, fire performance, sexually explicit content and nudity)

All shows are relaxed and audio described with captioning and integrated BSL 
This performance is still in development, but you can read more on this page about what to expect at a Relaxed performance.

Post-show talk, Fri 16 Jun
Free to same-day ticket holders (BSL-interpreted and captioned)

Visual stories
You can request a venue visual story of the Pit Theatre on our accessible events page.

Presented by the Barbican

Image credits left to right: Ifeoluwa, Akış Ka, Erkan Affan, Dani Dinger, Kübra Uzun, Kell w Farshéa, i-Gemini and Mustafa Kınalı (aka MustKika). 

SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey provided support for Akış ka, MustKika, Kübra Uzun.

Photography by Henri T



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Part of PRIDE 2023

A season of events this summer from a diverse range of LGBTQ+ artists celebrating identity, equity and acceptance

How are these 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.
  • 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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