Monday 21 / Tuesday 22 / Thursday 24 / Friday 25 / Saturday 26 August
6.25 – 7.25pm
ZOO Southside (Main House)
Dance, physical theatre & circus, music
Suitable for ages 16+
Captioned performance: Tuesday 22 August
BSL interpreted performance: Thursday 24 August
Sensitive content: Nudity, flashing light/strobe, loud music, simulation of violence, haze
In a holding room, participants wait. A pageant is about to begin. No call time, perpetual purgatory.
Blending the myth of Orpheus with the Government Department of Work and Pensions, TOM is a vertigo-inducing pop-culture collision of working class and queer expression. With original live music and dance, TOM oscillates between hyper-speed pop, ambient waves, and auto-tune vocals. A boundary-pushing queer thriller, TOM is dripping in BULLYACHE’s signature brand of genre-bending artistry. Music, dance, visual art, and costumes are glue-gunned together in fragile harmonies.
BULLYACHE and cast burst into song, they fight, f***, live, laugh, and love… desperately deconstructing the heavy price of being in a world that demands too much.
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre.