On Sat 27 Apr, Factory International hosts David Hoyle: Still Got It..!?, a devilishly entertaining and gleefully anarchic end-of-pier variety show spectacular packed with performances from the worlds of burlesque, music, drag, film, circus and cabaret, alongside a bag of thrilling surprises, providing a wildly exciting pick-and-mix finale to his three-week career-spanning exhibition Please Feel Free to Ignore My Work at Aviva Studios.

Famed for their brief but breathtaking dance numbers, cabaret troupe Glitterbomb dancers take over the showcase with their spandex-heavy, gleefully camp pop routines, while Guinness World Record-holding alt-circus performance artist Symoné brings her dazzlingly surreal choreography to Manchester in a whirl of hula hoops and roller-skates, having performed with Nile Rodgers, Chris Cox and La Soiree.

Promising to captivate and immerse audiences in a spellbinding sonic landscape, composer Dr. Mark Iain Pilkington performs musical arrangements from his stunning electroacoustic oeuvre, combining sound and image to extend spatial imaginings between real and virtual realms.

Winner of Best Newcomer at the 2015 London Cabaret Awards, Lilly Snatchdragon unleashes her political comedy drag show at Still Got It..!? following star turns with Sound of the Underground and Cosi Fan Tutti at the London Coliseum. Rounding off the unhinged extravaganza, Hoyle’s longtime collaborator Pam Lustgarden brings the house down with an eclectic, multifaceted performance before style icon and cabaret artist Lady Veda presents her unique blend of queer pop and rock music to audiences in a memorable evening of avant-garde delight.

Free to visit until Sun 28 Apr, Please Feel Free to Ignore My Work is a retrospective-cum-residency charting the visual artist and cabaret maestro’s surreal, kaleidoscopic oeuvre, featuring a vast array of obscure paintings, slogan works and brand new commissions, alongside screenings of his unforgettable film and television roles and a joyously absurd programme of talks, live paintings and even a pub quiz.

Click here to book tickets to David Hoyle: Still Got It..!?

The exhibition is free to visit and there’s no need to book. Click here for more info.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 27 Apr, 7.30pm, Aviva Studios,
Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ
, £10-£25
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 19 Apr 2024