96 FESTIVAL 2020

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96 Festival is back by popular demand! A glittering line-up 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.

This year’s artists include; MisSa Blue, sword swallowing performance artist. Drag King collective, The Family Jewels. Plus theatre-makers Katie Bonna, Amie Taylor, Beth Watson and Roann McCloskey. With more shows to be announced soon.

9-27 Jun

Hasbian & Queer Diary Double Bill

10 Jun

An autobiographical comedy about coming out as a teenage lesbian, only to discover that boys are also attractive. Hasbian uses teenage diaries, 00s music, and high-school rom-com actors to tell a story of growing up in Brighton during Section 28.

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Sound Cistem

11-12 Jun

Two transgender performers say ‘up yours’ to the gender binary and invite you to their radical, vebatim dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes place.

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The Family Jewels Takeover

13 Jun

In a drag night of polished and rough diamonds, uncut gems and sparkling butch stones, The Family Jewels drag king collective will appear alongside some shiny brand-new acts created by first-time kings in a day-long workshop.

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The Family Jewels Takeover Workshop

13 Jun

A day-long workshop for aspiring drag kings, things, and prinxes, with an optional public showcase performance slot. For anyone who’s been to a drag king show and thought “I’d love to try that”- now’s your chance!

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LGBTQ Arts Takeover

21 Jun

An LGBT+ Playwriting Workshop and Zine Making Workshop led by Amie Taylor, Editor of The LGBTQ Arts Review.

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Black Sheep

22-23 Jun

MisSa Blue is 1 of 150 know sword swallowers in the world and 1 of only 4 known female sword swallowers of colour. This is a show about displacement, social construct and the QTIPOC narrative.

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Hell Yeah!

25 Jun

Fun, female, fearless and completely improvised. A supHer group of London’s hottest queer improv talent.

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My Father The Tantric Masseur

26 Jun

Roann tells all of her English father turned Tantric Masseur, her Muslim mother who insists on open dialogue; and how she has been caught in the middle since the age of six, furiously masturbating…

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