Duckie: Border Force
20 Jul 2015
Saturday 1 August 2015
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange
9pm - 3am, £15
Following last year’s raucous Mods Vs Rockers event, join Duckie in a new globalised clubland as they challenge the idea of national identity, confront xenophobia and queer the borders in Border Force; an immersive disko-show about freedom of movement.
To coincide with Brighton Pride’s 25th birthday weekend, the post-queer vintage club mongers will whisk and there’s no clue where they might land… the Border Force are strict, corruption is rife and there’s no such thing as jeux sans frontiers. From spelling bees to Chinese ping pong champions, expect tongue-in-cheek challenges to allow freedom between the countries… there may even be a wedding or two!
Starring Amy Lamé as the Prime Minister and Dickie Beau as the Queen, plus a giant cast of fifty-five co-stars, get ready to taste the food, drink the booze and watch the national performances in style. Dress code: travel fashion, beach bum, business executive, expat, heteronormative holidaymaker, hitchhiker, pirate, trolly dolly, sex tourist, budgie smuggler.
Duckie is an experimental performance and events collective that create event culture and audience interactive experiences that blur the boundaries between theatre, nightclubs and arty show business. From their legendary 20-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to winning Olivier awards at the Barbican, these pony purveyors of progressive working class entertainment mix live art and light entertainment.
‘Duckie are not just rogueish pranksters, but chroniclers of the sickness at the heart of 21st-century life.' The Guardian
Duckie work in a tradition of British illegitimate theatre that spans centuries - from music hall to punk rock, penny gaffs to the fairground, gaudy variety to underground clubbing - combining their big shows and clubs with a triptych of small socially engaged arts clubs; The Posh Club (a weekly cabaret for people in their 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s), The Youth Club (an LGBT youth theatre) and The Slaughterhouse Club (an arts project for homeless alcoholics and addicts in Vauxhall). Duckie are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and revenue funded by the Big Lottery Fund
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• Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival manages a year round programme of arts at Brighton Dome – a three space, Grade 1 listed building made up of the Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre - and produces the annual Brighton Festival in May.
• It aims to champion the power of the arts, to enrich and change lives, and to inspire and enable artists to be their most creative.
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