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Drag Me To Love by Bonnie and the Bonnettes

New work to be showcased over special weekend

Dedicated to bringing top quality new performances to Barnsley, The Civic will be hosting a weekend of new work this May. Featuring four shows with exciting new talent in theatre.


The Civic are passionate about programming new writing and performance from some of the UK’s finest emerging experimental artists and companies. New Work Weekend supports these artists and companies, giving them a platform and a ‘stamp of approval’ as they pursue their creative journeys.


The weekend kicks off, with golden stilettos, ripped fishnets and neon bobs as queer/drag/alternative inspired trio Bonnie and The Bonnettes present Drag Me To Love. Set in Doncaster in 2009, the show follows a 14-year-old drag queen. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter this autobiographical, three-person show follows Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos.


Next is Outrage by Leeds based Uncanny Theatre who have been part of The Civic’s CARP program (Civic Artist Residency Program) and performed at last season’s Civic Scratch. Starting with the premise that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, they plan to stir up enough Twitter controversy during the show to gain them (at least temporary) infamy.


On Saturday, the event continues with Before (the line is lost) by Holly Gallagher - a one-woman show about Cosplay and growing up on the internet. Then wrapping up an eventful weekend is If I say Jump by Leeds-based Common Chorus, a story about good people making bad decisions. This show is a bold and exhilarating tale of contemporary Britain, for anyone who has ever asked themselves “why did I just do that?”


Taking place on Friday 11 May and Saturday 12 May, each evening has a double bill, giving you two shows for the price of one with an evening ticket. There is also the option of a weekend ticket giving you access to all four shows over the two nights.


Drag Me To Love and Outrage are on Friday 11 May at 7.30pm.

Before (the line is lost) and If I Say Jump are on Saturday 12 May at 7.30pm.

Weekend tickets £15 and £12 concession.

Evening tickets £10 and £8 concession.

Recommended for ages 16+

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