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Brook Tate



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Wheelchair accessible icon Relaxed performance

Thursday 3 – Sunday 27 August
7.15 – 8.15pm
Assembly Rooms (Ballroom) – Venue access information
Gig theatre
Suitable for ages 12+

Captioned performance: Thursday 24 August
Sensitive content: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, strong language/swearing


Show Description

A young Jehovah’s Witness comes to terms with his sexuality and finds his feet (and high heels…) in a world he once believed would be destroyed at Armageddon.

Birthmarked is a new concept gig written and performed by Brook Tate and his grand ol’ band of pals. With original music likened to Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell, and alongside a whale, a paintbrush and a pair of tap shoes, he hopes to shine a light on what it means to be marked…at birth.

“An extraordinary show” – Bristol 24/7


Against a bubblegum pink background stands a young, white, bald man, visible from the chest upwards. He is wearing nothing on his top half. His head is held high and tilted to the left and he is smiling. He is half painted down to his collar bone with black and white facepaint as a fabulous zebra with a black and white mohawk and false lashes. The other half is bare apart from a brown birthmark above his eyebrow.
Birthmarked by Brook Tate. Image by Paul Blakemore.

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