96 Festival is back by popular demand! A glittering lineup of artists will set up camp at Omnibus Theatre for a spectacular celebration of queerness and theatre.

A no holds barred extravaganza of cabaret, drag, burlesque, theatre, music, art and activism; 96 Festival has been conceived in remembrance and celebration of the iconic Pride party on Clapham a Common in 1996.

Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran

26 Feb - 24 Mar

Headliner: Part theatre, part drag cabaret. A story of rage, redemption and weaponised whimsy, which straddles Tehran, Derry and London.

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96 Festival Launch Party

19 Feb

This year 96 Festival is launching with an informal conversation between artists, makers, creators, performers, activists and anyone interested in sharing their viewpoint on the changing landscape of art and LGBTQIA+ issues. How can art enact positive change in our communities?

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The 'Other' Friends of Clapham Common

20 Feb - 31 Mar 2019

An app-based binaural sound experience that explores some of the past and current histories of Clapham Common as a Cruising ground.

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20 - 22 Feb 2019

An energetic and sexy lament for the untold story of the Spanish Revolution, as seen through the eyes of a stripper, a flamenco dancer and a punk guitarist.

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The Morning After The Life Before

20 - 22 Feb 2019

A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015 as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”

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The Cocoa Butter Club

22 Feb 2019

Presenting a one-off Queer Cabaret showcasing and celebrating performers of colour, from neo-burlesque and poetry, to drag, hoops and voguing.

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An illustration of a glass bottle from which emerge flowers, a skull, theatre masks, a pumpkin, a parrot and various theatrical paraphenalia

LGBTQ+ Tiny Shows

23 - 24 Feb 2019

Forty LGBTQ+ creative practitioners, two days, tons of tiny LGBTQ+ shows spontaneously devised by collaborators who may have only just met.

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Diaries of a Miserable Unicorn

24 Feb 2019

Sometimes it can be hard work being a unicorn, as Dusty only knows too well. Join us in this interactive storytelling session, to see if you can help cheer up the most miserable unicorn in town.

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Engine Room

26 Feb 2019

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

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Writing On The Body

2 Mar 2019

How do we use bodies to tell stories when there are no more words? Choreographer Camille Jetzer and Iranian journalist Maryam Violet explore testimonies of female Iranian political prisoners.

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Topsie Redfern & Friends

7, 14, 21 Mar 2019

Join your hostess, drag superstar Topsie Redfern, for a variety night showcasing London’s most exciting cabaret talent.

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Drawing On The Body

16 Mar 2019

A guided figure drawing session exploring constructed personas and the processes of ‘dragging’. Drag queen Topsie Redfern and drag king Izzy Aman will transition between drag and their daily personas.

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24/7 Live

23 Mar 2019

Le Fil explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification through a fusion of gender-bending performance art and kaleidoscopic pop music.

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Escape From Dragon City

24 Mar 2019

An interactive storytelling and craft workshop for under 5’s, created and performed by Amie Taylor.

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Elf Lyons: Chiffchaff

25-30 Mar 2019

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her London debut of her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal.

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