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Pride & Performance: Sonny Nwachukwu | Alex Marlow

Sonny Nwachukwu, Triple Threat, Alex Marlow: In the Beginning, Poplar Union theatre, LGBTQ+, Pride 2020, things to do, tower hamlets, queer theatre Sonny Nwachukwu, Triple Threat, Alex Marlow: In the Beginning, Poplar Union theatre, LGBTQ+, Pride 2020, things to do, tower hamlets, queer theatre
Sonny Nwachukwu, Triple Threat, Alex Marlow: In the Beginning, Poplar Union theatre, LGBTQ+, Pride 2020, things to do, tower hamlets, queer theatre Sonny Nwachukwu, Triple Threat, Alex Marlow: In the Beginning, Poplar Union theatre, LGBTQ+, Pride 2020, things to do, tower hamlets, queer theatre

A night in honour of Pride, celebrating theatre makers within the LGBTQ+ community.


Sonny Nwachukwu presents: Triple Threat

7.30pm-8pm

Sonny Nwachukwu, Triple Threat, Alex Marlow: In the Beginning, Poplar Union theatre, LGBTQ+, Pride 2020, things to do, tower hamlets, queer theatre

Triple Threat is the first solo piece by Sonny Nwachukwu. Triple Threat draws on the practice of Visual Literature (Choreopoem), in which dance and spoken word is used to create work.  Triple Threat explores the themes of race, homosexuality, and disability and tackles these questions to raise awareness of this intersectional group but also to bring to light the power that this holds once accepted.  Through elements such as psychology, astrology, and nature, Triple Threat gives a unique view into the lens of the topics discussed.

About Sonny Nwachukwu

Sonny is a Multi-Disciplinary artist with numerous disciplines under his belt. He is primarily involved in the African and Caribbean Diaspora in reference to literature and dance, which he has received training from authentic West African and dancehall teachers. Sonny has toured with Afrobeats and dancehall artists and has performed at such places as the Sadlers Wells, 02 indigo and Wembley SSE Arena. He is a storyteller and links both of these forces with care making his work unique, vibrant and thought-provoking. His academic background in Psychology harmonizes his work, as he is keen to tackle issues seen as taboo or different.

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Alex Marlow: In the Beginning

8pm-9pm

Sonny Nwachukwu, Triple Threat, Alex Marlow: In the Beginning, Poplar Union theatre, LGBTQ+, Pride 2020, things to do, tower hamlets, queer theatre

Alex has lost his story. And his mind. So he’s going back to find it. Any way he can. IN THE BEGINNING is a queer rural East Lancashire origin story, told with drag, theatre, poetry, and movement. Join Alex as they dig their way through memories of love, sex, pain, and joy, to try and discover who they really are – or life really begins.

Exploring the beauty, brutality, and mess of identity, IN THE BEGINNING is a hilarious, poetic, and devastating exploration of queer coming-of-age.

About Alex Marlow

Alex is a queer actor, writer, and theatre artist from Rossendale, East Lancashire. Now London-based, his deeply personal and affecting work has gripped audiences at venues such as the Arcola, Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Kings Head Theatre. His unique blend of drag, theatre, and poetic writing covers themes of queerness, love, sex, family, heritage, home, and identity. His debut show IN THE BEGINNING was performed in his hometown Rossendale and Katzpace London in February 2020.

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Thu 25 June 7.30pm-9pm

£12 / £10 conc. / £14 OTD
Age range: 16+

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