QC2014: Joey Arias & Kristian Hoffman - Lightning Strikes

QC2014: Joey Arias & Kristian Hoffman - Lightning Strikes


Ticket Info

£15 FULL // £10 CONC.

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In a career spanning singing with David Bowie, Alan Cumming and John Cameron Mitchell; hanging out with Andy Warhol; compering Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity; and sold out shows at London’s Southbank Centre and Soho Theatre - New York diva Joey Arias is a musical force to be reckoned with.

For Lightning Strikes, Joey shares the stage with another veteran of the fertile East Village Art Scene of the 1980s - Kristian Hoffman - for the first time since they both appeared at seminal New York venues like Club 57, Mudd Club and CBGBs.

Borrowed from the title of a Klaus Nomi song, Lightning Strikes celebrates the life of the late German counter-tenor. Along with a Nomi song or two, the show features 70s rock anthems, popular standards, original material and Arias’ signature ‘channeling’ of Billie Holiday.


  • ‘Eerie, entrancing, filthy and phenomenally talented, Arias is not to be missed.’ Time Out
  • ‘Eat your heart out Madonna’ New York Times


  • Suitable for over 16s.
  • Some strong language and sexual references.
  • This show is fully seated. Some cabaret seating near to the stage will be available on a first come, first served basis. Come early to ensure you're close to the action!
  • This event is made possible with the kind support of Manchester Pride.



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