Theatre and Performance graduate Ashleigh Owen's comedy cabaret 'Hip Hip I'm Gay!' opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 June before embarking on a national tour.
Date: 17 June 2019
Comedy cabaret 'Hip Hip I'm Gay!', created by artist and Theatre and Performance Arts graduate Ashleigh Owen, starts a national tour this month with two nights at the New Wimbledon Theatre from 21 June before finishing at Liverpool's Royal Court on 20 July.
The show follows real-life stories and experiences of coming out and the mental health struggles people have faced alongside their sexual identity. Ashleigh created this piece as a letter to society that we may have come a long way legally but there is still a lot of work to do in regard to LGBTQ+ rights and behaviours towards our community that have had a negative impact on our mental health.
Hip Hip I'm Gay! Is powerful, funny, moving, heartfelt, uplifting and is delivered by a cast of queer performers who have lived similar stories to the ones depicted.
Audience reactions to 'Hip Hip I’m Gay’:
- “This was a superb piece of theatre. Funny, moving, angry and liberating in so many ways.”
- "The most inspiring, moving, funny, sad, heartfelt, tearful, humbling, empowering thing I've seen in such a long time."
- "A call out for people everywhere to feel better about sharing their personal struggles with sexuality."
- "I felt like I was watching my own thoughts play out in front of me."
- “You have touched upon the core of what it is to be human, to feel different, ‘other’.”
You can find full details of the venues the show will be visiting on Ashleigh's website.
Latest news from The CassView all
Architecture department to plant hundreds of trees to promote sustainable design
The project will create 100 metres of hedge for the important tasks of providing food and shelter for wildlife, addressing carbon emissions, air quality and biodiversity loss.
Grace Jones: a short story
As part of Black History 365, we share an extract of an award-winning story by London Met alumna Irenosen Okojie which explores the experience of being Black and African in London.
EXHIBITION: Interesting Times in Venice
12 October - 11 December 2020
The exhibition shows creative responses from Fellows of the British Council, following their month in Venice during the Biennale Arte 2019.
London Met grad wins prestigious international Young Talent Architecture Award
Monika Marinova’s project was one of four winners of the award.
London Met grad recognised as screen star of tomorrow
Matilda Ibini, who studied Creative Writing and English Literature at London Met, received the accolade from British film magazine Screen International.
London Met grads announced as Young Talents in Architecture
Oliver Carter and Monika Marinova have been shortlisted for the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award for their innovative design projects.
Paris Photography Prize Success
Fashion Photography lecturer’s photograph wins bronze in international award.
London Met alum shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award
Jack Houston, who graduated from the University’s Creative Writing and English Literature programme, is among an illustrious group of nominees for the prestigious fiction prize.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
Peter Marigold and Graduates
12-20 September 2020
Leading designer invites graduates of BA Furniture and Product Design to exhibit with him during the capital’s biggest annual celebration of design.
Yinka Ilori recognised for impact on design scene
London Met Furniture and Product Design alumnus has been awarded the Emerging Design Medal by London Design Festival.
Artists for Flood Relief: student raises funds for Pakistan disaster
Through an online exhibition of artworks donated from around the world, Shanzay Subzwari is part of a group selling prints to provide support for the recently flooded city of Karachi.
Shapeshifting the creative
Dr Jane Turner discusses the process of creating Gog Magog, a new dance film, and how global events shifted its form and structure.