Big Girl's Blouse
Presented by Kate O'Donnell and Contact
Who knew what being transgender was in the 1970s? Not Kate’s family. To be fair, crispy pancakes had only just landed in the Midlands so she had her work cut out.
The path to becoming a woman doesn’t always run smooth and with a lifetime of coming out, Kate has had to use every trick — theatrical and otherwise — to get by.
Big Girl’s Blouse sees Kate make a song and dance about her life using humour, music and costume to tell her story.
PRAISE FOR KATE O'DONNELL
'A Manchester Legend' - Time Out Manchester
'Furiously funny loud and proud trans woman making waves' - The Sunday Times, Style Magazine
'Big Girl's Blouse is a transfusion of hope, love and joy. Kate's story fills all our hearts. One size fits all' - Stacy Makishi
'DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU CAN'T LOVE' - David Hoyle
'Kate O'Donnell's new show is a funny, heart-warming andgently political take on growing up different from the people around you. It's also a guilty pleasure for anyone who grew up in 70s and 80s Britain.' - Matt Fenton. Artistic Director, Contact
Recommended for over 13s. Contains mild adult language and content.
Winner of Brighton Fringe LGBTQ Award 2015.
Created in collaboration with Olivier Award-winning director Mark Whitelaw.
Big Girl's Blouse is commissioned by Contact.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Big Girl's Blouse was commissioned with support by the Wellcome Collection as part of the Sexology Season.
Directors/ Collaborators: Mark Whitelaw, Helen Baggett, and Jane Lancaster.
Musical Director & Production Manager: Jude Jagger
Stylist and Costume Design: Grace Oni Smith
Costume Maker: Katie Duxbury
Lighting Design: Jack Dale
Print Design, Video & Photography: Lee Baxter
Producer: Jenny Gaskell
Wed 11 and Thu 12 Feb, 9pm.
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
£10/6 - 0161 274 0600
Fri 8, Sat 9 and Sun 10 May, 6pm.
The Malborough Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton BN2 1RD
£9/7 - 01273 91 72 72
Sun 14 Jun, 5pm.
Slung Low's HUB, 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9UA
Pay what you decide - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri 18 Sept 2015, 8pm.
The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
£13 (£11) - 01524 598500
Sat 26 Sept 2015, 8pm.
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
Sat 26 Sept 2015, 8pm
£12 (£10) - 01482 323638
Fri 23 Oct 2015, 7:45pm.
Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
£10.50 (£8.50)* - 01302 303 959
*includes 50p per ticket booking fee, not charged if paying by cash
Sat 7 Nov 2015, 7:30pm.
Homotopia – Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG
£12 (£10) - 0151 709 4988
Fri 20 Nov 2015, 8pm.
Croydonites – Croydon
Stanley Halls, South Norwood Hill, London SE25
Thu 4 Feb 2016.
Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF
£12 (£10) - 01423 502 116
Fri 5 & Sat 6 Feb 2016.
Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 7RH
0191 230 5151
Thu 25 Feb 2016, 7.45pm.
New Wolsey Studio, St. Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF
Tickets from £5 - 01473 295900
Fri 11 & Sat 12 Mar 2016.
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
024 7652 4524
Fri 13 & Sat 14 May 2016, 8pm.
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
£15 (£10) - 0161 274 0600
Part of Flying Solo Festival 2016.