The Butch Monologues

Succeeds in making us all feel loved.” Lois Weaver, Split Britches

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£12 (including p+p)

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Written by Laura Bridgeman
Published by hotpencil press
Design by Zed Gregory at theythemstudio.com

A powerful and humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire, taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and gender rebels living worldwide.

The Butch Monologues brings together a collaboration between Vital Xposure, hotpencil press: an independent publishing house co-founded by the writer, Laura Bridgeman, and The Drakes.

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Photograph by Christa Holka

An excellent piece of theatre and more than that it’s a very tangible vehicle for social change.
Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank

Laura Bridgeman writes for the theatre and BBC Radio 4. Previous work includes: The (Trans) Mangina Monologues (directed by Lois Weaver), Caterpillars and Dogfood Diary co-written with Charles Lambert (BBC Radio 4), and How Was The Party? about her mother’s experience of Alzheimer’s.

Vital Xposure's Artistic Director Julie McNamara’s work is an appeal for social justice, shedding light on unheard voices from the margins of our communities.

The Drakes are a private members’ group formed in 2012. They came together to promote female masculinity and butch pride. They run their own parties and strut their stuff on the stage and are currently involved in a number of creative projects.

Five butches, masculine-presenting gender rebels, fabulously suited and booted. Their bodies face the camera while they talk facing each other.

Photograph by Kai Fiáin

2017 TOUR 

Keep checking this page for future dates

Gerry's Studio
Theatre Royal Stratford East
8 , 9 & 10 November 2017

Homotopia
Unity 2, Unity Theatre, Liverpool
11 November 2017

The Marlborough Theatre
Brighton
15 November 2017

Soho Studio
Soho Theatre, London
21,22,23,24,25 November

ACCESS

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Advance Audio Description available at every performance

For advanced audio description please arrive at the venue early and ask an usher

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 BSL interpretation available

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Wheelchair access available at all venues

The Butch Monologues is presented by Vital Xposure, hotpencil press and The Drakes

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Supported with funding from Arts Council England.

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