Futures Festival: Crying Shame

Sweet Beef Theatre


Pleasance London

19:00, 20:45

(45 mins)


A cabaret.
A Wellness journey.
A Drag show.
A Collective Healing.

A 10 step programme.....about loneliness and shame.

I know, how embarrassing.

Join us for our 10 step programme to help you BEAT loneliness once and for all. Enter our dazzling dreamscape where you’ll encounter washed-up cabaret acts, Cheryl dance numbers & a suite of lonely queer characters.

We’ll share in the discomfort and shame of loneliness, through a glitzy chorus line, over a cuppa, under your covers.

Cos everyone is lonely. Everyone’s mental health is in the bin, but it's nothing a lil bit of self care capitalism can’t solve, come join the party babes.

Created by Sweet Beef Theatre

Reviews for Previous Work:

‘Heart warming & hilarious’ ★★★★★ Student

‘It’s a gorgeous achievement you’ll want to watch repeatedly’ ★★★★★ Guardian

‘Hilarious...Laughs at every turn’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Hugely funny and desperately poignant’ ★★★★ Stage

‘A force to be reckoned with’ ★★★★ List

‘Immersive, brilliant dance and glittering lip-synch routines’ ★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre

‘Engaging & Stimulating’ ★★★★ West End Best Friend

About Futures Festival
Futures Festival is a festival of work-in-progress shows from leading independent performance makers. Each week is curated by a Pleasance Associate Artist around a different theme. This year's festival lineup is…

The Future Is Thirsty AF with Louise Orwin
A week of performances with a focus on social media, shifting paradigms, multimedia and the climate crisis.

The Future Is Queer with Sweet Beef
A week of performance by queer theatremakers pushing formal boundaries to create interactive work from drag and cabaret to formally experimental work.

The Future Is Violet with Papergang Theatre Company
A week of character driven work that challenges tokenism and rises above marginalisation.

Find the full Futures Festival line-up here.

Futures Festival is supported by Christina Smith Foundation.

All shows in the Futures Festival are taking part in a Pay What You Can scheme. Ticket prices range from £6-£15. Please pick the pricing most suitable for you. 100% of ticket income, goes direct to the artists presenting.

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Futures Festival: Crying Shame


Pleasance London

(45 mins)

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