Wednesday 31st October, 8pm – 11pm
Join BOP and friends at our 25th Anniversary Revue to celebrate 25 years of the company and to raise money for our young artist’s development work. We have had a fantastical year and want to have a get together with all our friends and supporters to celebrate the achievements of BOP and to get to know you better.
This will be a fabulous night of song, performance and comedy, hosted by the incredible Jess Thom (AKA Touretteshero), who you may have seen on Russel Howard’s Good News, delivering a TED Talk or starring in a BBC documentary Me, My Mouth and I about her critically acclaimed version of Samuel Beckett’s Not I.
Our 25th Anniversary Revue is a chance for us to meet up with our audiences, friends and partners and also a chance for us to fundraise towards project work. To help us cover the costs of the event and aim to raise some project money we are asking for a ticket price of £20 but there is also an option to Pay What You Can option because we want the event to be as accessible as possible. It will be held at Deaf Connections, 100 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, G5 9EJ
THE LINE UP:
Laurence Clark is an internationally-acclaimed comedian, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy. His observational, political stand-up and filmed stunts demonstrate the endearing naivety and ridiculousness of human behaviour by seeing the world through his eyes with humour and warmth.
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Harry Josephine Giles will perform energetic poems veering between the daft and the dangerous, the political and the playful.
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Sally is a musician, composer and musical director, and will be performing some songs.
We are Oasissy: the greatest – and queerestest – Oasis tribute act of all time. We have studied the manuscripts of Oasis’ back catalogue, embodied the Gallagher swagger and now we have a message for the people – a message that will be revealed at the GIG OF A LIFETIME.
A stand-up comedian performs in sign language fulfilling her dream to make people laugh as well as bringing Deaf Culture to mainstream audiences talking about her experiences of growing up in the hearing world. Leah will surely surprise you and bring tears to your ears or your eyes!
We are Dream World Theatre, we are a strand of Garvald Edinburgh’s performance workshop. We make work that is (sometimes) loud, surreal and proud. We made Clown Town- it is our newest, finest work. Clown Town is a show for a real live audience. It’s about getting things a bit wrong and a bit right. It’s about glitter and sweatbands and things that are too sexy for your cat. And dentistry. Tonight we meet The Magician, Mr Sweetie, The Assistant and The Dentist….
Toni is using a mixture of spoken word and physical performance to portray her reaction to the current news cycle surrounding women and the #MeToo movement.
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Plus win yourself some prizes in our raffle and auction, hosted by Creative Electric’s resident queens Chanel and Nick. Internationally celebrated bingo hosts-their credits include the nightly show on Seaman Ships, showgirls at Haggerston Castle and an ad campaign for Poundland. As renowned gold diggers, they’re experts in persuading punters to part with their cash. But this time they’ll be doing it all in the name of BOP and gold plated wheelchairs!
Get your hands on goodies from: Tron Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Capital Theatres, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Nairns Oatcakes, Pickering’s Gin, West Beer, Valhalla’s Goat, Greggs, Dear Green Coffee, Rockstar Games PLUS MORE
The event will be BSL interpreted, audio described and have a live electronic note taker.
Due to the content of some performances and the raffle prizes this event is for people aged 18+
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
- On-street parking in the local streets will be available.
- The nearest Subway train station is Bridge Street. This is a 3-minute walk from Deaf Connection. Exit onto Eglinton Street and take the first right onto Norfolk Street.
- The nearest train station is either Glasgow Central or Argyle Street. Both are a 10-minute walk or 3-minute taxi journey to Deaf Connections.
What access provisions does the venue have?
- Level access entrance is around the back of the building – this will be clearly signposted.
- There is an accessible bathroom.
- Additional access information will be available on our website closer to the event.