Previewing in Manchester’s Z-arts cafe, Dirty is a surreal and polemical multi-media performance directed by Jonathan V. McGrath and written and performed by transgressive performance artist Joey Hateley. The performance is darkly comic and looks at gender subversion, and the spaces that lie outside of boxed and categorised identities. The piece is integrated with a British Sign Language Interpretation by Siobhan Rocks and depicts a two-sided debate. As a semi-autobiographical piece, Hateley says: “Dirty is a life-long challenge to share the deepest parts of my psyche. I am asking what fears and forces drive and inspire any of us. What experiences and choices shape the core of who we are? It is the most honest, exciting and terrifying thing I have ever done”. Sounds gripping to us.

Fri 9 Sep, Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA. Tel: 0161 226 1912, 7.30pm. £5-8 (Free to BSL/Hard of Hearing/ Hearing Impaired)

Fri 9 Sep
Jenny Davies
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Fri 9 Sep 2016