Promising a poignant, heartwarming and visually stunning tale of hope, self-acceptance and ‘glorious cheek’ (The Guardian), Birthmarked brings a captivating production brimming with inspirational courage, unapologetic confidence and show-stopping drag to The Lowry from Wed 29-Fri 31 May.

Written and performed by painter, writer and theatre-maker Brook Tate, Birthmarked is a mesmerising autobiographical ‘concept gig’ which follows a young gay Jehovah’s Witness who navigates his blossoming sexuality and finds his feet – and high-heels – in a world he was brought up to believe was doomed for rapture.

Accompanied by his multi-talented cohort of friends alongside a whale, a paintbrush and a pair of tap shoes, Tate explores what it means to be marked at birth with an unabashedly vibrant production which effortlessly blends genres in a triumphant blaze of joy, sincerity and optimism, as well as a dazzling display of drag at its euphoric best.

Click here to book tickets, and check out a song from the show below.

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Wed 29 May - Fri 31 May, 8pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0161 876 2000, From £15.50
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 17 May 2024