BARRY

BARRY

Shrinking Violet
Sun 12 Jan 2020
19:30 - 20:40 (1h10m)
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"Dazzling funny satire that shredded stereotype in one moment and broke your heart in the next."
The Broad
"The piece takes this important LGBTQ+ historical figure and with skill, imagination and wild abandon, examines Barry’s life in full technicolour. It’s self-aware, self-deprecating and thoroughly enjoyable"
Somewhereedi.org
Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps to seating. This performance includes strong language, transphobia & mimed vomiting.
_ Price: £9 / £7
_ Age Group: 12+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
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Barry is a devised verbatim piece about Dr James Barry. James Barry has been misrepresented in history as Edinburgh University’s first “woman” graduate. We take issue with this. Through Barry’s story we embark on a messy exploration of our own experiences of gender, privilege and ownership, leaving us questioning whether Barry’s story is even ours to tell. Expect lip-syncing, drag, music, big skirts, medical masks, lots of dancing and a handful of historical accuracy. Bringing the 19th Century into the present day, baby!