"Don’t let the world put you in a box, but do reserve the right to make an exhibition of yourself!” Alice d'Lumiere
Striking Performance Poetry, Disarming comedy, and a celebration of Gender Fluidity from a Transwoman playfully establishing her voice.
Alice d’Lumiere generally prefers to go unnoticed; she yearns to be an ordinary person on the train, or in the supermarket. She's happy to be anonymous; a sensible, middle-aged woman…. However, she's also a Writer, an Actor and a Performance Artist; and therefore cursed with an occasional, but irresistible desire to speak up, stand out and be utterly unmissable!
Alice is also gender fluid and for her existing as a part-time Transwoman makes everyday life a complex, but intriguing adventure...
"Speaking Out and Fitting In" is a solo show in striking performance poetry and disarming comedy, with flashes of cabaret and aerial burlesque, in which Alice playfully explores the wonderful, if occasionally counter-intuitive, position of the gender-fluid individual striving to both fit in to another gender whilst yearning to establish a unique, personal voice for themselves.
The show began when Alice was asked to loan one of her performance dresses to a Museum; a privilege she thought was reserved for the deceased and royalty; she then ended the year performing in public as a live Christmas Fairy. This is a celebratory piece about how delightfully queer life can be when you decide to step beyond your birth gender.
WARNING: THIS SHOW MAY CONTAIN STOCKINGED LEGS AND TROCHAIC FEET!
Running time: 2 x 45 mins (+ interval)
Age guidance: 15+