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Beast by Krishna Istha

23rd Feb 2019

StageSpace - Pleasance London

7:45pm, 5pm

Suitable for ages 16 and above

Overview

Important information:

This show contains nudity, smoke effects, adult concepts and loud music. 7:45 pm performance is BSL interpreted

Part stand-up comedy and part performance art, Krishna Istha's Beast, directed by Zoe Coombs Marr (AUS), is a comedic exploration into the life of a trans person in 2019, what it means to be trans "masculine" without becoming the men we hate, and how taking testosterone can transform you into a social renegade: a beast.

Using avant-garde comedy and experimental live art practices, Istha tackles issues of stereotypes, hormone replacement therapy, sexual fluidity and the reality of living while trans head on with heart and humour.

Beast is commissioned by the City of Melbourne through Arts House, was developed through CultureLAB and is supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Image by Cherry Auhoni

'Krishna Istha is cute, fiery, and cheeky and has a lot to say on the subjects of queer culture and gender politics.’ Theatre du Jour Australia (for Wild Bore at Sydney Festival)

'I didn’t know what I wanted for Christmas, but it’s Istha popping up two thirds through every show with their pokerfaced puckish critique.' Exeuent Magazine (for Wild Bore at Soho Theatre)

Gender neutral toilets on site availalbe on the night of the performance.

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