A place to hide. A place to feel. A place to love. A place to time travel!
The toilet cubicle lock flicks from VACANT to ENGAGED, and four teenagers escape out of time and space. There is no fixed past or present, but there can only be one future. The possibilities are not limitless. Which future should they choose? And will it really get better?
Belfast's own queer performance company celebrates its tenth anniversary with a startling new production. Combining technology, music, and design, TheatreofplucK's latest show dispels the myths of the documented past and presents a radical vision of our future. Politics is personal in this poetic production with a radical, immersive staging.
Suitable ages 18+
Tactics for Time Travel in a Toilet will be accompanied by the photographic exhibition, Let Us Eat Cake, created by Anthony Luvera in collaboration with a group of seven LGBTQ+ people living in Northern Ireland. Both the performance and the exhibition are the creative outputs of the ‘LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict' project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS), and led by Dr Fidelma Ashe (Ulster University) with Dr Catherine Gander (formerly Queen's University Belfast, now Maynooth University) and Dr Stefanie Lehner (Queen's University Belfast).
Let Us Eat Cake explores what it means to be queer in Northern Ireland today and consists of a new series of Collaborative Self-Portraits, a limited edition publication, and an online blog charting the process of collaboration between Luvera and the project participants. It was first exhibited in Belfast Exposed from 11 November to 23 December 2017.
This production forms part of the Queer Visions of Peace project in association with Ulster University and Queen's University and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.Tickets £10 (proceeds to Rainbow Project)