Billed as a celebration of queer community brimming with ‘heart, youth and pan pipes’, Vinnie Heaven’s Faun explores self-confidence, housing insecurity and the unique exhaustion of people-pleasing at The Lowry from Tue 9 – Wed 10 May.

Praised as ‘simultaneously well-polished and confidently relaxed’ in Theatre Weekly‘s five-star review, Aitch Wylie stars as Ace, a 22-year-old trans sofa-surfer who has miraculously secured a thirteenth couch for a home – a lifestyle which requires endless polite smiling and prostrate deference to the actual homeowners. Unfortunately, Ace has to pull off the sweet talk while unexpectedly growing fluffy ears and a tiny tail.

It turns out people-pleasing has a price, and there’s only one place left for Ace to go.

Produced by Cardboard Citizens, who make theatre with people who have experienced homelessness, Faun celebrates ‘exuberant entertainment as the ultimate defence mechanism’ (London Pub Theatres) while uncovering the unique, cyclical precarity of life under the threat of homelessness with an inventive, soulful and timely drama from emerging director Debbie Hannan.

Book your tickets here, and check out the trailer below.

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Tue 9 May - Wed 10 May, 8pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0161 876 2000, From £12
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 5 May 2023