About New Queers on the Block - Matinee
New Queers on The Block is back in Blackpool!
Following on from a hugely successful visit last year, New Queers on the Block are partnering with LeftCoast and the brand-new venue in town - Art B&B - to present both local and internationally successful LGBTQ+ artists.
Enjoy the surroundings of Art B&B - Blackpool's new boutique hotel for art lovers. In celebration of the hotel opening all tickets for this show will receive a free afternoon cup of tea (we might even stretch to a biscuit).
We have the amazing artist Lucy Hutson performing in Blackpool for the first time, with critically acclaimed hit Bi-Curious George And Other Side-kicks and she is not alone! A brilliant, hilarious and touching show exploring the relationship between Lucy and her Dad, an extraordinary Punch & Judy artist himself. Expect plenty of laughs and teenage exasperation as glib entertainer and earnest artist lock heads, reenacting childhood magic tricks and reflecting on what it means to choose the life of an artist.
Earlier in the afternoon, kicking-off proceedings, Blackpool’s own dance duo extraordinaire Bellez present a preview of their latest show, a new commission by New Queers on The Block.
We also encourage you to head down the road to Abingdon Studios, to experience The Fortnight, a brand new performance experience by local queer hero Harry Clayton-Wright. Performing a new show every day over 14 days in a row, Harry reflects on his experience with growing up in Blackpool – a sea-side town ubiquitous with traditional entertainment – and with his biography as a professional performer, making The Fortnight a show about show business, a series of performances about performance itself.
New Queers on the Block is a Touring and Artist Development initiative lead by the Marlborough Theatre & Pub (Brighton). This event is commissioned and produced in collaboration with LeftCoast, with additional funding by Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, Esmeé Fairban and The Space.
Message from LeftCoast: In order to fund our work, we need to collect data so we can show our funders who comes to our events and what they thought of them. We want to be able to continue to make a difference in Blackpool and Wyre so we need to ask you some questions, it should only take a minute. We will also give you a survey at the end of the show for you to complete or we will send you an email survey after the show to find out what you thought. We would be very grateful if you can complete this so we can demonstrate to our funders why it is beneficial to continue to support us. Please be assured we will treat your information safely and securely and we will never pass it onto anyone else unless you tell us we can.
Terms & conditions for New Queers on the Block - Matinee
Please note that this show is advised for over 16s and contains material of an adult nature (strong language and sexual content).
Please see https://www.leftcoast.org.uk/tickets-terms/ for ticket terms and conditions.