Performance & Dance

The Butch Monologues

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Hear powerful and often humorous secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire taken from interviews with butches, masculine women, gender rebels and transmen, living worldwide, in The Butch Monologues.

This theatrical work brings together a collaboration between Hotpencil Press: an independent not-for-profit UK publishing house promoting high quality, unique, contemporary and re-visited works largely ignored by the mainstream, under the leadership of Laura Bridgeman; Vital Xposure, a dynamic touring theatre company under the creative leadership of disabled artist Julie McNamara; and The Drakes, a group of butches, transmen and gender rebels, who joined together in the spirit of masculine solidarity, with the aim of promoting female masculinity and butch pride.

The publication of The Butch Monologues was launched in the autumn of 2017, bringing together a number of these unique and extraordinary stories.

The performance is followed by a post-show Q&A with Laura Bridgeman, Julie McNamara and the cast.

Presented by Vital Xposure, Hotpencil Press and The Drakes

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Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+


This event is British Sign Language-interpreted and Audio Described.