Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Saturday 8 June 2024 (20:00-21:30)


Sounding Change ticket bundle available



Featuring University of Birmingham String Ensemble
Jonathan Silk conductor

BULLYACHE is a dance company and music duo with a focus onworking-class and queer perspectives, consisting of Courtney Deyn and Jacob Samuel. For this performance they will joined by famed drag queen Barbs and cast of dancers to present their unique mix of pop culture, classical text and opera.

WHO HURT YOU? is a radical re-imagining of working-class choreographer Kenneth McMillian’s ballet L’historie de Manon
mixed with the erotic thriller Showgirls and portrays the distressing story of champion boxer Jake Lamotta, starring in an autobiographical play, written and directed by his seventh wife, while suffering from the dementia caused by his job.

An examination of bourgeois ideals; their detached beauty and heteronormative power over their subjects; WHO HURT YOU? explores the avenues of survival available to us within the spectacle of our contemporary commercial culture.

 PLEASE NOTE - Age rating: 14A

 featuring as part of Sounding Change