12th - 13th April 2019
A gay man wanders through Soho, thinking over the losses and triumphs of the past fifty years of gay experience. There, right across the street, he spots a young motorcyclist parking his bike, and is impelled to cross the road and introduce himself... Both hilarious and deeply moving, this celebration of LGBTQ history blends solo theatre and stand-up to glorious effect.
Starving Artists are performer Mark Pinkosh and writer Godfrey Hamilton; founded in Honolulu in 1983, Starving Artists, work out of Los Angeles and London, and have been seen in New Zealand, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Munich, Miami, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as across the UK.
Written by Godfrey Hamilton
Directed by David Prescott
Performed by Mark Pinkosh
Dramaturgy by Ruth Mitchell
Lighting Design by Douglas Kuhrt
Supported by Arts Council England.
Note: Contains adult themes and strong language.
Image credit: Penelope Tyler
'Transcendent and unmissable.' LA Times
'Pinkosh hails from Hawaii, Hamilton from Essex, but together they form one of the most exciting theatrical partnerships around today.' Evening Standard
'Fascinating and deeply personal exploration of the evolving LGBT+ landscape.' The Stage
'[Pinkosh] is a delight to watch, and persuasive, so the invocation of the piece is clear as day. An effective call to arms.' Broadway Baby
'This is a captivating example of insightful and vastly enjoyable storytelling.' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine