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Burgerz by Travis Alabanza

PAST EVENT
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8 –⁠ 10 Mar 8pm, 11 March 3pm & 8pm, 12 Mar 5pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Performance & dance
£18
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Performance artist Travis Alabanza wearing a fascinator headpiece, a layer of 3 cheeseburgers on top
Elise Rose

‘There aren’t enough stars in the universe to put on this review of Burgerz by Travis Alabanza.’

The Pink News

Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged burgers. Travis Alabanza’s powerful performance returns to the Southbank Centre, presented by Hackney Showroom.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.

How they’re made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.

Burgerz is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.

This is the final run of a performance that is as timely, unsettling and powerful as ever.

Hackney Showroom presents Burgerz by Travis Alabanza.

Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, with set & costume design by Soutra Gilmour; associate designer Isabella van Braeckel; lighting design Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead; sound design XANA; and movement Nando Messias.

★★★★★
Lyn Gardner, EdFestMag
★★★★★
LGBTQ Arts Review
★★★★
The Stage
★★★★
Financial Times
★★★★
The Guardian

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 14+

The event on Friday 10 March at 8pm is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) by Jacqui Beckford.

To book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email [email protected].

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This performance contains haze lighting, loud noises and language that some audience members may find upsetting.

Part of the performance involves the handling and preparation of raw meat and the consumption of alcohol on stage.

Dates & times

8 –⁠ 10 Mar 8pm, 11 March 3pm & 8pm, 12 Mar 5pm

Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

Price

  • Standard entry£18*
  • Concessions25%**


* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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Venue

Purcell Room

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Open 90 minutes before an event until the end of the event. Closed at all other times.

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Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.

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Frequently asked questions

Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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Toilets

An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The phone outside the Changing Places toilet will connect you with a member of staff, who can provide you with the key. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

Cloakroom

The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the venues, so please leave large bags at home.

We're cash-free

Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

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