Director, musician and LGBTQ+ activist Jamie Fletcher brings Dancing Bear to West Yorkshire Playhouse to close Trans Pride Leeds.
The Pride festival is the first to take place in the city, happening from 25th March – 7th April, so it’s great to see a major theatre such as West Yorkshire Playhouse get so involved. On the Friday and Saturday night of the festival, live music meets dance, storytelling and drag cabaret (courtesy of drag star Divina De Campo) to highlight the importance of fighting for your identity.
It’ll no doubt be a fun evening, but also an incredibly insightful one and I hope the audience leaves feeling uplifted.
Jamie Fletcher said: “Dancing Bear has a universal message about love and inclusion. It’s a show for everyone regardless of your faith perspective, sexuality or gender identity. It’s rare to see shows like Dancing Bear on a big stage. It’s not often an audience gets to see real-life stories told by the LGBTQ+ people. I think that’s what is so powerful about our show. We are telling our own personal stories on stage.”
Catch the show at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 6th and 7th April.
Photograph credited to Matt Tullett.