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Queen's Hall is Curious

Curious Arts




Showing at

The Main Theatre

Friday 8 July: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10

Curious Arts bring their annual Curious Cabaret to Queen’s Hall for the first time as part of Curious Festival 2022.

Hosted by all singing, all raging, bona-fide performance legend David Hoyle, join us for a celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture with live performances from fierce one-person cabaret troupe RhyssPieces, hilarious comedy-cabaret performer Ashleigh Owen - and more artists yet to be announced!

“It’s wonderful that we can enjoy LGBT art, events and performances right here in the North East. Great to feel safe, supported and queer in our own home town.” Audience feedback

“A thoroughly enjoyable taste of what Curious Festival has offered to the north throughout this summer.”  NARC Magazine

David Hoyle
The Fireball of the cabaret apocalypse, David Hoyle is the original performance avalanche – an all singing, all raging bona-fide performance legend. He has appeared in his own Channel 4 TV series, in films and on-stages worldwide. The sensational anti-drag queen presents a very special performance. Expect polemic, pathos, provocative politicking and high comedy.  

RhyssPieces is a one person cabaret troupe from east London. They are a dancer; rapper; lipsyncer; host ; genderbending drag act and burlesque artist who is capable of terrific fierceness or exquisite softness.

Ashleigh Owen
Ashleigh Owen is an artist, performer, facilitator, streamer and podcast creator from Liverpool. She makes theatre about things that keep her awake at 3 in the morning. It challenges misconceptions and stereotypes linked to her lived experiences and identity. Her work comments on societal norms and injustices, to encourage social change. It has a lot of heart and sends audiences on an emotional journey using music, cabaret, comedy and parody.

Age guidance: 16+ (under 18s accompanied by an adult)
Running time: 1hr 30mins plus interval 

This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we strongly encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.




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