Trans Vegas 2022 presents

CRIPtic Cabaret x NOT DYING

CRIPtic Arts presents a double bill of riotous, political and joyful work by d/Deaf and disabled performers with CRIPtic Cabaret x NOT DYING. Following their sold-out Barbican Pit Party Cabaret in 2019 & 2021, CRIPtic Arts are heading to TransVegas.

The CRIPtic Cabaret includes performances by folk singer Kit Dennis (Manchester Folk Festival, Sunday Singaround Resident), comedian Sam Serrano (DAVE Disability Showcase; runner up for Comedy Bloomers: LGBT Comedian of the Year 2019; finalist of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2019), poet and performer Ashleigh Wilder (Macbeth 2022, Leeds Playhouse; Transcendence Trans Creative Festival, 2021; In Progress: for Love Bites York Theatre Royal, 2021) and singer/songwriter Dennis Queen.

The Cabaret is just the start of the evening, followed by a performance of Jamie Hale’s NOT DYING.

Created by Jamie Hale, NOT DYING is a multidisciplinary solo(ish) show exposing the interiority of their experiences with disability and mortality. Fusing poetry, monologue, and theatre, NOT DYING is both a manifesto of change – boldly highlighting the way disableism sears across their life, limiting their independence and autonomy – and a love letter to wholeness, queer sex, and the bold, transgressive act of living joyfully as a disabled person.

Deftly balancing the starkness of facing one’s death with the expansive work of being a disabled person in the world, it brings together comedy and confessional work, sexuality and self-expression, to end on a note that holds the joy of being alive, in a world that can be changed.

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Running time: 1hr 50mins (including interval) – approximately
  • Please note the evening will contain sexual themes, partial nudity, reference to suicide and death
  • Recommended for 16yrs+
  • Audience members are encouraged to wear a mask as there is a vulnerable performer in the show, this is completely optional and masks will be given out at the door should you wish to wear one.
  • Tickets £12.50 (Concessions £10.50)

On Sale to Friends: Wed 24 Aug, 12.00
On Sale to Members: Thu 25 Aug, 12.00
On Sale to General Public: Fri 26 Aug, 12.00