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About

This event has been postponed until February 2020. More information will be available soon.

Utopia ain’t gonna build itself. Join Dr Duckie – aka Ben Walters – for a call to arms, based on his doctoral research with performance collective Duckie.

It's a 100,000-word thesis boiled down to an hour-long spiel guaranteed to blow your bloomin' mind. Aimed at community artists, grassroots activists and anyone with a sneaking suspicion things could be less shit, it unpacks world-making approaches to performance, cabaret, culture and care for so-called ‘marginalised’ communities.

It’s about the neoliberal wobble, the technology of queer fun, and doing family differently. It’s about the power of homemade mutant hope machines – ways of thinking, feeling and acting that build better worlds – right here, right now – one day, one show, one dance at a time. It’s full of ideas inspired by Duckie’s work with young LGBTQ+ performers, homeless people and older people, and relevant to anyone wanting to crack on with utopia.

The talk's about an hour, with time for questions, a natter or a barney after.



General Information

Access

If you have access requirements that you would like to discuss with us or would like to book a ticket for a Personal Assistant please contact the box office on 01273 678 822 or email boxoffice@attenboroughcentre.com.

Pay What You Decide

There is an allocation of two Pay What You Decide (PWYD) tickets per show available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of four PWYD tickets per person. Please phone the box office on 01273 678822 or email boxoffice@attenboroughcentre.com for further information.

Concessions

The concession rate is available for students, University of Sussex staff, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email boxoffice@attenboroughcentre.com for further information.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday 22 October, 2019
    7:00pm

Tickets

  • Standard
    £5
  • Concessions
    £3
This event has been postponed until February 2020. More information will be available soon.
Discussion & Debate
(postponed) Dr Duckie's Homemade Mutant Hope Machines
Tuesday 22 October
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