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29 May - 31 May

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birthmarked - the lowry

A Jehovah’s Witness comes to terms with his sexuality in the autobiographical new gig theatre show.

Written, performed and composed by Brook Tate, and directed by Olivier award winner Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, A Monster Calls, National Theatre), Birthmarked follows a young Witness on his journey from door-knocking on the street to finding his feet (and high heels) on the stage.

Birthmarked tells the true story of Brook’s experiences growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness until he was disfellowshipped at the age of 23 because of his sexuality. In a faith that believes Armageddon is imminent, homosexuals will be destroyed, and everyone believes in ‘The Truth’, a young Witness experiences turmoil and pain before discovering his own truth. This funny and moving semi-improvised show follows Brook as he finds the strength to take a leap into the unknown, and shines a light on what it means to be marked… at birth.

Tate is supported live on stage by his five-person band, who multirole as characters in Tate’s journey and incorporate original songs into this story of self-discovery and self-determination.

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29 May
31 May
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The Lowry
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford
Manchester, M50 3AZ United Kingdom
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