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Photography Copyright © Tina Gooding 2016

Alice d’Lumiere generally prefers to go unnoticed; she wants to be an ordinary woman on the train, or in the supermarket; she's happy to be anonymous. However, she's also a performer; cursed with an occasional, but irresistible desire to speak up, stand out and ultimately become the Fairy on Top of the Tree. “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” is a work in verse and prose, with flashes of cabaret and a touch of burlesque.


Through this work, Alice explores the wonderful and occasionally counter-intuitive, position of the transgender / gender-fluid individual striving to both fit in to another gender, whilst at the same time needing to establish a unique, personal voice for themselves.

 

WARNING - MAY CONTAIN STOCKINGED LEGS AND TROCHAIC FEET!



2019 DATES

“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN!” Workshop

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE

Sunday 7th April 2019


“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN!” Performance

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE

Wednesday 10th April 2019


“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN!” Performance

POPLAR UNION

Thursday 25th April 2019


“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN!” Workshop

POPLAR UNION

Saturday 27th April 2019


“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN!” Performance and Workshop

NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

Wednesday 15th of May 2019


“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN!” Performance and Workshop

COLCHESTER PRIDE 2019

Saturday 29th June 2019


2018 DATES


“SPEAKING OUT AND FITTING IN”

performed as part of “FRESHLY SCRATCHED” at BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE.

Wednesday 2nd May. 8pm Pay What You Can.

Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN BOX OFFICE: 020 7223 2223


Spoken Word Artist and "Part Time Girl", Alice d’Lumiere joins a host of other exciting artists testing out short new ideas for shows. This 10 minute scratch piece fuses recent ideas with brand new material to explore two complimentary issues: the need for the gender-fluid performer to find their own voice and the decision to also fit in through non-verbal forms of self expression. Premiering the new verse piece. “Lip Sync”.



Scratch, Crackle & POP!at POPLAR UNION

Thursday 14th June. 7.30-9.30pm

Admission Free. Age Range 14+

2 Cotall St, Poplar, London, E14 6TL

TEL: 020 3039 3333

Scratch, Crackle & POP! is Poplar Union’s seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Alice joins a line up of diverse performers at this exciting East London venue.

This time she’ll be premiering another new verse piece; “Trans-Posh”.



MS. PAOLINI’S PHANTASMAGORIA CABARET” at HOXTON HALL

Saturday 30th June, Doors 7.30 for 8pm. Tickets £9.50. Box Office 020 7684 0060

Alice is delighted to be a guest performer in this unashamed exploration of theatre, comedy and the blurred lines in-between. Patrizia Paolini leads an array of performance artists in her modern-day variety show, exploring the real and inauthentic self in this celebration of entertainment and oddities. A journey of creativity, for the performers and the unsuspecting audience.



“SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN” at NORWICH PRIDE 2018

Saturday 28th July, 2018.

Alice will be sharing a 30 minute platform performance of this verse work in progress. Find out where Alice has go to so far! Expect poetry and comedy performed in the Community Tent.


“Colchester Has Pride”

Saturday 18th August, 2018, Firstsite Colchester.

Alice d’Lumiere performs excerpts from her work at Colchester’s very own LGBT+ event.


SPEAKING OUT & FITTING IN” at

“VIEWS FROM THE BRIDGE” at

CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION

28th November 2018. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.00

Views from the Bridge is The Junction’s seasonal mixed bill of work under development by members of their artist development network Troop. The lineup includes excerpts from Alice d’Lumiere’s “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” along with “Fanny and Stella” by Dylan Townley and Sam Plumb.

 

50/50 HOSTED BY ANONYMOUS IS A WOMAN THEATRE CO at THE PLEASANCE

Monday 3rd December 2018 8pm.

Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Rd, London, N7 9EF

Alice performs an extract from “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” for 50/50 - a night of punchy, on topic extracts, plays & monologues from new & established artists. A chance to watch, discuss, and most importantly celebrate egalitarianism in theatre. The evening will be cast 50% female, 50% male.


Scratch, Crackle & POP!at POPLAR UNION

Thursday 13th December 2018. 7.30-9.30pm

Admission Free. Age Range 14+

2 Cotall St, Poplar, London, E14 6TL

TEL: 020 3039 3333

Scratch, Crackle & POP! is Poplar Union’s seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Alice joins a line up of diverse performers at this exciting East London venue trying out more new work for “Speaking Out and Fitting In!”


SH!T THEATRE presents Sing-a-long-a Muppet Christmas Carol at COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st December 2018

The amazing SH!T THEATRE always ask local artists to present curtain raisers for their annual festive sing-a-long and this year Alice d’Lumiere is one of two Colchester-based performance artists creating new pieces for them. Expect “Fairy” themed gender subversions from Miss d’Lumiere!

REVIEWS TRAILER “Speaking Out and Fitting In!” has been supported by public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

“Alice d’Lumiere performs at Norwich Arts Centre on May 15th... You may be wondering if you should attend her show. Having had the opportunity to watch her live on stage at her past performance in Poplar Union in April, I have to say; yes.

“Set in a space where Alice gets to interact with the audience, viewers witness her exploration of feminine impulses, gravitating towards fitting in and speaking out occasionally on stage. She introduced us into her world of womanhood and has an articulate way of expressing exactly how that experience in life is for her.

“While privilege is mentioned and openly discussed, it is her bravery in being authentic that leaves one inspired to emulate her example.

“Surprises abound and she entertains with her wry humour; showing us all what it is to be a woman. Burlesque, cabaret, beautiful poetry, and childhood dreams coming true is what you can expect.”

Anna Hur for Planet Nation 02.05.2019

“One of the best evenings we’ve had at Colchester Arts Centre”

“Thank you for a funny, aerial, beautifully dressed… wonderful evening”

“Absolutely wonderful! I loved every minute!"

“"Had a great night seeing Alice d’Lumiere perform at the Colchester Arts Centre. Some very powerful pieces about standing out, whilst fitting in. Breaking down the barriers of gender, age and social class. Wonderful stuff!"


“I really did love it, and I feel it needs to be seen by as many people as possible, so I do hope it will tour! Whilst the show was of course wildly entertaining, I think there is a very important discussion throughout that many will benefit from. I am grateful that you shared your experiences and made me think. I found the whole evening had incredible charm and was very captivated by your storytelling so here's to its continued success!”


“Pure entertainment and inspiring on many levels:"

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