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Kings Cross (Remix) at Camden People’s Theatre

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Time 19:15
Date 27/05/17
Price £12
  • Price £12 standard tickets, £10 concessions
  • Get ready for Tom Marshman's exploration of an electric era
  • Bring along friends that were there the first time around
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  • See you at Camden People's Theatre

Running from 16th May, Tom Marshman brings Kings Cross (Remix) to London for its first full run, bringing tales from the LGBTQ community and the underground Kings Cross scene of the 1980s to the fore.

“A show about the importance of community, and standing up for what you believe in.” Exeunt

Inspired by the lyrics to the iconic Pet Shop Boys song and developed from discussions over tea and recorded interviews, performance artist Tom Marshman uses deft gesture, voice, movement and costume to recreate the LGBTQ scene in Kings Cross in the 1980s.

This now renovated and gentrified area that was once a riotous alternative to the West End. Woven together from the stories of people who experienced it first hand and drawing on the music of the era, Tom’s show celebrates a raucous time in the life of central London where sexuality was for exploring, HIV was causing tragedy long before medication was available, support groups for LGBT people like Gay Switchboard were emerging, rights were being fought for (including the overturning of Clause 28) and hard partying culture was a playground for identity and expression.

Following performances in Exeter, Bristol and Brighton, Kings Cross (Remix) comes to Camden People’s Theatre, a short distance from Kings Cross itself, for its first full London run with new stories that include trans narratives from this moment in London’s LGBTQ history.

Speaking about the production, Tom Marshman said “I've wanted as diverse a range of stories and for the new tour of the show, I've tried to have more elements of the LGBTQ community are better represented. It is exciting that the show can evolve in this way.”

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Kings Cross (Remix) at Camden People’s Theatre at 19:15 for an opening week performance of your choice. To enter the competition, send an email to ava@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Which year did Pet Shop Boys release Kings Cross as part of their Actually album?

A: .1) 1999 .2) 1987 .3) 2007 .4) 1985