Running from Wed 29-Fri 31 May, the extraordinary new musical production Birthmarked brings a joyous yet poignant story of adversity, introspection and unbowed self-acceptance to The Lowry.

Written and performed by painter, writer and theatre-maker Brook Tate, Birthmarked is an enchanting autobiographical tale of a young gay Jehovah’s Witness who navigates his sexuality and contemplates his future in a world he once believed was facing a looming Armageddon. Starring Tate’s multi-talented cohort of friends alongside a whale, a paintbrush and a pair of tap shoes, the new concept gig recounts a uniquely stirring tale of self-discovery, brimming with ‘sincerity, generosity and glorious cheek (Guardian), and offers a breathtaking exploration of what it means to be marked at birth.

Backed by a soaring original score marked by echoes of Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell, Tate’s affecting, tender and profoundly uplifting play promises to nourish the soul and tug the heartstrings in equal measure with a triumphant blend of mischief, insight and sincerity.

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 10 May 2024