Magic is everywhere. Wear a dress and people treat you one way. Try a pinstripe suit and, abracadabra, it’s like you are a different person.
Fitting is about Matt’s adventures in dresses and suits and also has some magic tricks up its sleeves. From interactions with strangers at bus stops to transgressive explorations in charity shops, follow Matt as they navigate and explode the ground between gender binaries. Matt is interested in how appearances shape how we treat each other. Being visible, being invisible. Making things appear and disappear.
In a show which plays with the idea of performance itself, Matt has brought along some frocks and ties, some sleight of hand, some fitting in and some standing proud. Matt is neither a boy nor a girl but has been both. Matt will do their best, for you.
Matt will be performing. Playing out a version of themselves. Like we all do. After all, magic is everywhere, if you look for it.
In turns comic and touching, Fitting explores our universal experiences of visibility, invisibility and trying to find new places to fit. A theatrical genderqueer glamour fest, Sprinkled with magic and ready to mess with your binaries.
Running Time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+, mild sexual references, some strong language. Performer changes clothes onstage (though no full nudity).
Versions of You Workshop | Thursday 3rd Feb 6-8pm
Versions of You
What are the versions of yourself that people don’t get to see? Who might you have been? Who are you at your best? Who were you once?
In this fun pop-up activity, chat to artists Matt Miller and Peader Kirk to devise a playful 3-word self-definition. Pose in front of the gold curtain, and hold your definition up for the polaroid camera, then take your photo home with you, or leave it with us to display on our board of personalities.
Quick, lively and accessible to all, come and give some attention to alternative Versions of You!
Fitting is a part of our LGBTQ+ History Month programme. Click here to see our full programme.