TOMBOY BLUES – THE THEORY OF DISAPPOINTMENT
Tomboy Blues is a show by Queer performance artists Rachel Mars and nat tarrab, which looks at gender and sexual politics with wit, joy and intelligence. After a great Edinburgh festival, it comes to London for a three week run, which includes post-show events – 8th Nov with Gendered Intelligence, 15th Nov with Bobby Baker and Brian Lobel. It would be lovely if you wanted to come and see it.
The show can be found at the Ovalhouse, 1st-19th November, Tues-Sat, 8pm: click here for more info and tickets.
A bit about the show:
In 2010 when nat was asked for 94th time if she was in the right toilet, and Rachel refound the Spiderman trainers of her youth the journey towards Tomboy Blues – The Theory of Disappointment began. They had conversations with each other, academics, doctors, children, parents and audiences about when and where our childhood hopes and expectations for the future change, sexual politics, gender and whether disappointment is an inevitable by product of human existence.
“An intelligent, witty and thoroughly engaging show.”
Bobby Baker, Live Artist
“This show is a powerful, visceral and blackly comic mosaic of stories of otherness. With humour, passion and poignancy, Mars.tarrab travel from glass blowing warehouses to supermarket aisles, from a female bootcamp to the scripts of ‘When Harry Met Sally’ in a quest to see where love can exist when you can even find yourself.”
“Witty, human, moving and relevant, this journey will liberate anyone.”