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Tuesday 20 July, 2021. 7.30pm doors.

Free, then pay as you feel on the night

Duration: 55 mins

Curious Arts
Curious Arts is a Newcastle Gateshead based not-for-profit organisation championing and developing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + arts, artists and audiences across the North East of England. Support Curious Arts:

Through a process of historical and creative research, Tom Marshman shares his work-in-progress, in order to gather feedback and to explore a life that we only know about through criminal records.

Jenny gathers together research from historians at Newcastle archives, and academics at the University of Bristol, and mixes it up by collaborating with Canadian composer, singer, and musician Jenny Moore, who composed original music as part of the piece.

The work also features a writing collaboration with writer and performer Enxi Chang, and raises questions of how to create a fully formed picture of someone from the past, particularly when LGBTQ+ and working class lives are largely documented through their often brutal encounters with the state. 

This work is supported by Arts Council England and Brigstow research fund. Featuring historical research from researchers Nic Aaron & Dr Jeanie Sinclair. With thanks to the ‘Magpie’ research group: Professor Josie McLellan, Dr Sarah Jones, Professor Lois Bibbings, Emma Powell, Nic Aaron & Dr Jeanie Sinclair.  

Image designed by artist Melody Sproates.

**Please note that the show will feature some quotes from archive material that reflects prejudiced attitudes and terms of the period.**

Content warnings -Transphobia, Misogyny, Incarnation trauma


Tom Marshman
A practicing artist for 21 years, Tom Marshman has produced over 60 projects, across many mediums, including - museum audio-tours, theatre & cabaret. Actively encouraging dialogue with participants, through socially engaged processes such as ‘Tea Parties’, allows him evocative glimpses into everyday life, letting him tell engaging, poetic & unpretentious stories. An overarching theme of Tom’s work is that of the outsider & their story, particularly regarding the LGBTQ+ experience, stories that have been omitted through archival silence.

Supported by Curious Arts as part of Curious Summer.


Venue Information

Gosforth Civic Theatre is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone visiting us and have put in place strict and robust COVID19 compliance measures. You can read about our COVID measures and risk assessment here.

We are monitoring all developments, official guidance, and advice from the government and will update ticket buyers if anything changes in anyway in relation to your ticket or the show itself.

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