It’s 2069….and the whole world is queer.
Voguing and lip-syncing are categories in the Olympics. There is a statue of George Michael on Hampstead Heath. And Starbuck’s own Pride (boo!).
Forty-six years ago, in 1977, setting out to create the sound of the future, Donna Summer recorded queer anthem I Feel Love. But what will life REALLY be like for queer people in 2069, forty-six years from now?
Armed with a vintage Donna Summer vinyl, Alexis decides to find out.
FutureQueer is part speculative queer excavation, pop-culture commentary, and meditation on disco music as a metaphor for queer survival. Basically, this show is camp as fuck. It’s also funny, moving, hard-hitting, irreverent, and provocative.
Alexis says “The idea for the show came to me when I was thinking about queer generational differences; thinking what the current experience for a queer sixteen-year-old could currently be. It is likely to be very different to what mine was at that age, but also, what are the similarities? I push this idea further, and explore it within the wider landscape of ‘the future’. Of course, we all like to think how progressive we will be in the years to come, but looking at the current political and social landscape, that may not necessarily be the case.
FutureQueer is a lot of fun. I play with the idea of what such a show can ‘be’ too. It’s part theatre, part stand-up comedy, part lecture, part spoken-word performance, part interrogation, and part pop-culture commentary.”
Sounds like a good night out!
TICKET PRICE £10 - £15 Early bird offer until June 8th: 20% off. EARLYQF20 https://kingsheadtheatre.com/whats-on/FutureQueer
Queerguru’s Contributing Editor Ris Fatah is a successful fashion/luxury business consultant (when he can be bothered) who divides and wastes his time between London and Ibiza. He is a lover of all things queer, feminist, and human rights in general. @ris.fatah
P.S. You may also like to check out our interview with Alexis Gregory from late last year when we talked with him about Riot Act HERE