A night of visually-impaired comedy and Unsightly Drag!

Stand-up comedy from Extant — and the cast of Unsightly Drag

News from our friends at Extant theatre and Quiplash queer crip company! Two shows coming up on Saturday 17 October online:

  Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say!   A composite image of three portraits, from left to right: A young man of South Asian heritage holding a microphone and grinning; A woman of South Asian heritage smiling wildly and holding a script in her right hand while shrugging slightly; An older white man holding an orange cane stepping down from stage supported by another man on the left wearing a mask. He is handing back a microphone to a woman on the right.  More than a dozen visually impaired comedians offer their 20/20 insights on their diverse experiences living in the capital for Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say!

Expect eye-watering laughs as our comedians reflect on everything from experiences of lockdown, competitive mediocrity, responses to a How Your Disability Affects You form, to personal hygiene and the ups and downs of technology.

“We want everyone – audiences and performers alike – to just have a real good laugh. It’s something we all need right now.” – CEO & Artistic Director Maria Oshodi on Broadway World

Date: Saturday 17 October, 6pm – 7.30pm
Location: Zoom, livestreamed from William Goodenough House
Concession tickets: £5   A composite of four images, clockwise from top left: Three people standing together, from the left an older white man wearing a mask, a woman of South Asian heritage, who is smiling, and a young white woman wearing a mask and holding a mic; A man of African or Carribean heritage sitting on a blue chair with his hands clapsed and smiling. The back of a woman's head can be seen out of focus in the foreground; A laptop perched on a blue chair displaying a video call screen with a woman. In the foreground, the back of another woman is seen as she listens into the video call; A wide shot of a group of people sitting in a rehearsal room. A man of African or Carribean heritage sits in the centre while the others who are masked face him and listen.

Find out more about the show and what to expect in our interviews with Blizzard Comedy, This Week London and The Upcoming!

Book tickets now via the link below or by calling Extant office on 020 7820 3737.   Buy Tickets  
Unsightly Drag cast members
The cast of Unsightly Drag

Plus, stick around right after the show for Unsightly Drag – a drag cabaret with a difference starting 8.30pm, Saturday 17 October!  

Concession tickets £6 Buy Tickets Age guidance: 14+

A drag cabaret with a difference! Come experience blind and visually impaired people and their friends from across the disability and LGBTQQIA+ spectrum dive nose first into gender bending fabulousness. We’ll give you Kings, Queens, and drag things that defy definition – all in one raucous and accessible performance. This show is one small step for quips (queer crips) and one giant leap for queer kind.

This performance will be relaxed, with integrated audio description and BSL interpretation. Ages 14+

Unsightly Drag premiered at the Bloomsbury Festival in 2019 and is a production by Quiplash, a new quip-led creative company supporting and taking up space for quip artists and audiences. Quiplash is supported by Extant, the UK’s leading blind and visually impaired theatre company.

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