Queer Up North International Festival
Must - The Inside Story
25th May 2010 - 26th May 2010
- By presented by Peggy Shaw in collaboration with the Clod Ensemble, Produced by Fuel
- Presented at Central Library (now closed)
In collaboration with the celebrated Clod Ensemble, legendary New York performance artist Peggy Shaw returns to Queer Up North to take Manchester audiences on a journey across the landscape of her own body.
Renowned for her own gender-bending autobiographical work, she recounts her extraordinary experiences of the medical profession from her current perspective as a 65-year-old lesbian grandmother.
MUST weaves together the stories of a lifetime – giving birth on the way to Woodstock, her mother’s electric shock treatment in 1950s America, the loss of a loved one – with projected microscopic images, and live musicians performing a powerful score for piano, double bass and violin.
“Exquisite… This is open-heart surgery of the artistic kind, performed without anaesthetic” – The Guardian
By Suzy Willson and Peggy Shaw
Performed by Peggy Shaw
Music by Paul Clark
Designed by Sarah Blenkinsop
Lighting by Designer Hansjörg Schmidt
Musicians include John-Paul Gandy and Calina De la Mare
Produced by Fuel
Photography by Manuel Vason
Must - The Inside Story Performances
|Tue 25 May||8:00pm|