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Kate O’donnell – Hayley & Me

Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper appeared in our living rooms three times a week. Though well loved, she was slightly overlooked. Bringing Hayley back into the limelight, this cabaret takes a nostalgic look at the impact of this classic character and her place in trans history. The show stars award winning Performance Artist Kate O’Donnell who is currently starring in Twelfth Night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and explores the relationship between Hayley’s Coronation Street storylines and Kate’s own journey. Expect some visuals, a little audience interaction, a lot of Spice Girls and a very iconic anorak.

Hayley and Me is presented by Blackpool based independent Creative Producers Carrie Rooney and Mykey J Young in association with QuAD.

From £4.50
Per ticket

June 2017

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Performed by Kate O’Donnell, an Award Winning Transgender Performance Artist and Artistic Director of Trans Creative, the show explores ideas of visibility, shifting societal expectations and cultural representations, LGBT progress, iconography, escapism and a lack of visible role models or a “rule book” for transgender people.

There will be a fun and interactive post-show discussion with Elliott Kerrigan, writer of the groundbreaking ‘Boy meets Girl’, the BBC’s first comedy to feature transgender issues and star a transgender actor.
Led by Carolyn Mercer, Elliott and Kate will take part an entertaining question and answer session to discuss the rising visibility of transgender work in the mainstream media.

Duration: 70 minutes

Producer: Mykey J Young, Carrie Rooney, QuAD

Season: Winter / Spring Season

Doors open: 6:00pm

Prices: From £4.50 to £4.50 per ticket