Jul
8
Fri
‘Greying Still Slaying’ with Amber Topaz
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amber Topaz

‘Greying Still Slaying’ is a fierce, femme, peri-peri menopausal musical comedy
show from the multi-award winning, international cabaret sensation Amber Topaz.
This cunning linguist, hilariously morphs her way through a medley of musical milestones, highlighting the absurdity of human behaviour under the influence of hormones. Celebrating and advocating the lusty libido.
Prepare for a standing ovulation.
‘Amber Topaz an explosion of charisma and stage presence unmatched, 
between music and songs, comedy and seduction’. GQ.com 
Jul
9
Sat
Ambit Pop Tour
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Join us for a Make-Yer-Own-Merch workshop, short film, and Q&A with guest editor Savage Pencil (Nick Cave, The Fall, Sunn O))), Lydia Lunch, Sonic Youth), with live music, special guests, and more!

Entry includes ltd edition Ambit Pop magazine. Rebellion in Poems, Stories, and Art since 1959.

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Jul
21
Thu
Mx Margate BEAUTY PAGEANT (ROUND 1) Show and Tell!
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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COME AND WATCH THE FIRST ROUND<  to book a ticket: donation of your choice in ticket link, ALL DONATIONS GO TO MARGATE PRIDE

Mx Margate is back! Want to take part!?
Margate Pride is putting its queer twist on the pageants of Margate’s yesteryear.
We are looking to crown the second Mx Margate at this year’s Margate Pride on Saturday 13th August at the Oval Bandstand.

This year we will hold round 1 of the pageant at Tom Thumb Theatre on July 21st, at 7pm. Round 1 is Show and Tell! Show us who you are at your essence through a performance of some kind! Out of the box, experimental and fun is encouraged at Mx Margate! From that we will find our finalists, who will perform once more at the Grand Finale!”

 

Jul
30
Sat
‘Acid Klauss’ with Charlie Partridge
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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An hour of songs and comedy from beat boxer Klauss from Stuttgart.

HACKNEY EMPIRE NEW ACT OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2020

“Packed with laughs” Fringe Guru ★★★★

MUSICAL COMEDY AWARDS FINALIST 2019

“A force of nature” Broadway Baby ★★★★

As seen on BBC Three, BBC 2 and heard on Radio 4 and 6 Music

Charlie has hosted to hundreds of thousands of people from New York and LA to Paris and London.

He has toured shows with The New Scientist and hosted the Moth Live (one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world).

He has written for Radio 4, The Sunday Times and performed on BBC3, Radio 6 Music, Radio 4 Extra and BBC2 and worked with artists such as Jarvis Cocker, Kelis, Martha Reeves, Gavin Turk and Peter Blake.

Aug
4
Thu
FLESH by Olivia Suki Squier
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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An explosive exploration of our relationships with FLESH. Verbatim narratives dictate this one woman show. Come hungry. Our adventures form our being, our flesh is mutated and created from our experiences -good and bad.

Sep
2
Fri
Frills & Spills
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Frills & Spills is a darkly comic show about class, power and privilege by Stumble Trip Theatre. Stumble Trip was formed in Paris at the Jacques Lecoq school by Grace Church & Chloe Young in 2017. They specialise in mischievous, highly physical comedy theatre shows that have toured to Brighton Spiegeltent, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Wilderness Festival & Camden People’s Theatre.

 

Frills & Spills depicts a codependent Lady/Maid relationship that is grotesque, absurd and magnetic, used to explore the dark underbelly of the ruling classes. Frills & Spills looks unflinchingly at toxic power dynamics and the behaviours that perpetuate oppression.

 

 

“Garish, volatile, unpredictable and grotesque…” (TheatreReviewer)

 

You’re cordially invited to an “excellently timed, infectiously funny” cabaret show about privilege & power from Stumble Trip Theatre. (AYT)

 

Expect profiteroles, petticoats and power play from two “boundlessly energetic Lecoq-trained clowns.” (ThreeWeeks)

 

“Outstanding”Fringe Review

 

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Three Weeks

★★★★ AYT

★★★★ LondonPubTheatres

 

Director: Georgia Murphy

Composer: James Oldham

Costume: Mady Berry

Set: Clemency Calkin

Photography: The Other Richard

Dramaturgs: Koko Brown, Rubyyy Jones, Peta Lily

 

 

 

 

Oct
20
Thu
Luke Wright
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the this poet’s quest for JOY!

Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a “a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words.”


“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.”
Carl Barât

“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.”
Guardian

“He must be on some kind of dope” John Cooper Clarke

“Cool Poems” Patti Smith

“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” ★★★★★
The Stage

“The bard of lockdown” Telegraph

Nov
5
Sat
Sophie Duker: Hag (warm up show)
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SOPHIE HAG

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. Back in 2019 she was a Babybel – round, sweet, pure. Now she’s vintage cheddar – extra mature and hiding in your fridge. As seen on Live At The Apollo and literally everywhere else. Hag is her new stand-up show. Deal with it. Best Newcomer Nominee, 2019.

‘Laugh out-loud funny’ ★★★★ (Telegraph)

‘Extremely funny’ ★★★★ (Scotsman)

‘Rips through sex and race with relish’ (Sunday Times)

★★★★ (Evening Standard)

★★★★ (Skinny)

Nov
11
Fri
Harry Baker: Unashamed
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1)

 

Nov
12
Sat
Harry Baker: Unashamed
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harry Baker november show

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1)

 

Nov
18
Fri
There was a little girl
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Millie is not like other girls.

In fact, ever since she was little she actively traded in her fairy tales for mud, cut off all her golden ringlets and created her alter-ego, Michael (an absolute legend with the best banter). She’s about to learn what it really means to be one of lads, whilst she explores and subverts the insidious roots of gender stereotypes, turning what she thought she knew on its head. Join Millie (and Michael, of course) as they battle against the assumptions of their former selves, when being ‘not like other girls’ is not all that it seems.

Part quest, part drag, part bingo, this multifaceted one person show strives to find a new approach to gender discourse. A witty, unflinching & truthful insight into growing up opposing the female narrative whilst being covered in 90s nostalgia galore

“A force to be reckoned with” – ★★★★ – Broadway Baby.
“I’ve never watched something more relatable” – Audience Review

 
Artist bio:
Millie Wood-Downie is an award-winning queer, artist/producer and poet. She works at the cross section of activism, live performance and creative experiences. She has been described as “intriguing, suspenseful and complex” (Fringe Review). Whilst being commissioned by the BBC as part of their New Creatives scheme she went on to win a Gold Award at HEARNow Festival 2021. Her first full length work with Penultimate Theatre Company, Forgotten Dialogue won the Brighton Fringe Pebble Trust award 2019. There Was a Little Girl is her debut solo show.
Nov
19
Sat
There was a little girl
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

there was a little girl

Millie is not like other girls.

In fact, ever since she was little she actively traded in her fairy tales for mud, cut off all her golden ringlets and created her alter-ego, Michael (an absolute legend with the best banter). She’s about to learn what it really means to be one of lads, whilst she explores and subverts the insidious roots of gender stereotypes, turning what she thought she knew on its head. Join Millie (and Michael, of course) as they battle against the assumptions of their former selves, when being ‘not like other girls’ is not all that it seems.

Part quest, part drag, part bingo, this multifaceted one person show strives to find a new approach to gender discourse. A witty, unflinching & truthful insight into growing up opposing the female narrative whilst being covered in 90s nostalgia galore

“A force to be reckoned with” – ★★★★ – Broadway Baby.
“I’ve never watched something more relatable” – Audience Review

 
Artist bio:
Millie Wood-Downie is an award-winning queer, artist/producer and poet. She works at the cross section of activism, live performance and creative experiences. She has been described as “intriguing, suspenseful and complex” (Fringe Review). Whilst being commissioned by the BBC as part of their New Creatives scheme she went on to win a Gold Award at HEARNow Festival 2021. Her first full length work with Penultimate Theatre Company, Forgotten Dialogue won the Brighton Fringe Pebble Trust award 2019. There Was a Little Girl is her debut solo show.