FS2012:Ball And Other Funny Stories About Cancer

FS2012:Ball And Other Funny Stories About Cancer

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£8 FULL // £5 CONC.

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Unexpected, quirky and provocative, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique performance about illness and the changing body over time. Presented by Brian Lobel in one evening for the first time ever, his trilogy of work written in 2003, 2006 and 2009 challenges the stories of cancer survivors and cancer martyrs that have come before – infusing the “cancer story” with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious and always, above all else, honest and open.

Starting from the moment of diagnosis with testicular cancer in 2001, Ball… goes beyond stories of cancer treatments to explore sexuality, gender and politics. Each of the three performances have toured extensively throughout the world in theatres, cabarets, medical schools and galleries. Putting the three shows together as one, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer attempts to show that surviving cancer is only half the battle.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to perform a self-exam.

“a raw, powerful 70-minute piece that became a runaway hit”, The Guardian (2011)

"Critic's Choice: Lobel has a commanding presence and this raw, ambitious performance show demonstrates an admirable eagerness to speak ugly, improper truths." Chicago Reader on Other Funny Stories about Cancer

"It was lovely, and it was soft, and sweet, and very moving and quite tender.” BBC’s The Review Show on An Appreciation

”endearingly brave” The Economist

  • Written and performed by Brian Lobel
  • Programmed in association with Word of Warning
  • Part of Flying Solo 2012
  • Over 16s

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WORKSHOP

Brian Lobel will lead a Camp Live Art Workshop on Thu 8 March, 10am to 4pm.
FREE with a show ticket, booking via 0161 274 0600.

DOUBLE-BILL OFFER

Book tickets for two Flying Solo shows for only £12/8.

This limited offer is only available by calling 0161 274 0600 and for the following shows:

  • Tue 28 Feb - J.Fergus Evans and Daniel Bye
  • Wed 29 Feb to Fri 2 Mar - Ernie Silva and Sabrina Mahfouz
  • Sat 3 Mar - Nikky Norton and Bryony Kimmings
  • Wed 7 Mar - Nick Mahoka and Brian Lobel
  • Thu 8 Mar - Brian Lobel and Stacy Makishi

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