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HACKNEY SHOWROOM ANNOUNCES EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE RUN AND EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR OF TRAVIS ALABANZA’S BURGERZ

Hackney Showroom has announced Edinburgh Festival Fringe run and tour of Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz. Following a run at Hebbel am Ufer, Berin in June, the production, directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, opens at Traverse Theatre on 2 August, with previews from 1 August and runs until 25 August, and will be part of the British Council Showcase 2019. Following this it will embark on a UK tour visiting Newcastle, Glasgow, Warwick, Birmingham, Bristol and London with further dates to be announced.

Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.

How they are made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.

This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.

Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.

BURGERZ by Travis Alabanza is at Traverse Theatre: 1 – 25 August 2019 and on UK tour from 9 October – 23 November 2019.

Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay; Set and Costume Design: Soutra Gilmour

Associate Designer: Isabella Van Braeckel; Lighting Design: Lee Curran and Lauren Woodhead

Sound Design: XANA; Movement: Nando Messias