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Ladies and Gentlemen!
Writer, Performer, Cabaret Hostess and part time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d’Lumiere chose her name, her clothes and her gender and is now premiering a brand new one person show; the culmination of a year’s worth of eccentric adventures in cross-dressing, role reversal and stepping through the Looking Glass of Gender. “Illuminating Alice” promises to be an unusually personal piece from an accomplished writer/performer; aiming to explore the question of how real are the people we see in the mirror... Expect baroque wordplay, extravagant frocks and a touch of Lewis Carroll...
GUARANTEED ANGST FREE!
Co-commissioned by Colchester and Norwich Art Centres and Supported by Arts Council England.
COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE Thursday 4th of May.
Church St. Colchester CO1 1NF
BOX OFFICE 01206 500900
Doors 7.30pm Show Starts 8pm. Tickets - £6, £3.50 concessions.
St. Benedict's St. Norwich NR2 4PG.
Wednesday 28th June. 8PM
BOX OFFICE 01603 660352
Tickets - Pay What You Can
“I am a playwright, a performer, a compere and a magician. I go by a number of names and one of those is Alice d’Lumiere. This latest project concerns that aspect of me...
“To dispense with the Elephant in the wardrobe; I am essentially what one might term a “part time girl”; a happily married, heterosexual with no desire to permanently change their gender.
“I however clearly possess a curiously over-developed feminine side to my psychology which greatly benefits from a chance to come out, express herself creatively and interact with other people.
“My chosen femme name “Alice” was acquired on the Colchester Goth scene and was born from a love of Lewis Carroll influenced intellectual nonsense and a habit of wearing full petticoated frocks with stripy tights!
“Despite working professionally en-femme as a Cabaret Hostess and Comedienne on the Retro, Burlesque and Steampunk circuits, I have yet to write a show specifically addressing the experience of being transgendered, but that like me, is changing...”
Whilst the piece will be a personal work; primarily examining the performer’s own experiences, Alice will also be running a series of free workshops to discuss the transgendered experience; we’ll be exploring a number of things; from personal narratives, dressmaking for Transwomen and cross dressing in performance.
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