Burgerz by Travis Alabanza
‘There aren’t enough stars in the universe to put on this review of Burgerz by Travis Alabanza.’
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.
Need to know
For ages 14+
The event on Friday 10 March at 8pm is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) by Jacqui Beckford.
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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
- Standard entry£18*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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