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Malthouse Theatre

Le Gateau Chocolat & Adrienne Truscott Grey Arias (United Kingdom,United States)

Grey Arias
Malthouse Theatre presents Grey Arias
Malthouse Theatre

Le Gateau Chocolat & Adrienne Truscott Grey Arias (UK,USA)

A rambunctious match made on eggsheels!

Gateau Chocolat is a man. Adrienne Truscott is a woman.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a gay, black, English-Nigerian man and drag artiste. Adrienne Truscott is a cis white feminist American female performance artist.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a multi-award-winning, plus-sized, bearded, drag diva feminist. Adrienne Truscott is a multi-award-winning comedian and provocateur who enjoys chocolate cake, up to a point.

They are dear friends and here, as in everyday life, they perform a multiplicity of identities: perceived, lived and projected. As their comical banter turns personal, political debates erupt and grey areas (and arias) are exposed. Between musical numbers, they spring rhetorical traps designed to catch any who overstep the blurred lines of the politically correct and interrogate the boundaries of allyship.

When the 'faggot' faces the 'feminist' they ask: "How does one walk the fine line that delineates marginalised perspectives?"

In heels, obviously. Crack!

Suitable for audiences 13+

This show contains: Haze, Political, religious or racial themes.


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