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There’s Only One Peach with the Hole in the Middle

Part of Kiss My Genders

Feminist pop icon Peaches blows us away with a variety-style futuristic stage happening, presented here in its UK premiere.

In There’s Only One Peach with the Hole in the Middle, she creates a show featuring almost 40 musicians and performers that catapults her vision of the past, present and future of queer feminism onto the stage.

The pioneering musician and artist has created a comprehensive oeuvre that focuses on music, performance and cross-media practices, bringing sex-positive feminism into the nightclubs and concert halls of the world.

Thousands of clubbers have danced to her music, which borrows electro beats from and transgressively appropriates traditionally male-dominated genres such as rock, punk, heavy metal and rap.

Her lyrics about social inequality, body image, gender and age equality read like postmodern poetry, and her concerts are both highly explosive and immersive, combining music, sound, fashion, and visual and live arts.

Inspired by the 1970s variety shows of LGBTQI+ icons such as Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli, There’s Only One Peach with the Hole in the Middle features costumes by avant hair and fashion designer Charlie Le Mindu and special guests including Berlin-based sound and movement artists Hyenaz and London-based aerial performer Empress Stah.

Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes as part of 20 Years of Peaches in collaboration with Kunstverein in Hamburg.

A production of International Summer Festival Kampnagel, in co-production with Volksbühne Berlin, Musikhuset Aarhus and Southbank Centre.

Joyous, gender-mashing cabaret *****
THE GUARDIAN
She's her own thing, and all the more glorious for it
THE QUIETUS
Peaches staged a charming Sodom and Gomorrah of indecency, the orgy version of a Beyoncé concert, a lascivious memory of the wild twenties in Berlin as they never were
Süddeutsche Zeitung
a best-of concert that celebrates queerness, self-determined sexuality, fun with the obscene and increasingly also the aging body as a source of pleasure.
Hamburger Abendblatt
Accompanied by a band of 12 women, six extravagantly costumed performers from New Orleans, a crew of dancers dressed only in thongs and a sophisticated light show, Peaches thrilled her celebrating fans.
Hamburger Morgenpost

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£25 - £35
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£25, £35

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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Content warning
Contains some scenes involving nudity, language which some might find offensive and content of a sexual nature.