I Was a teenage bisexual
21st & 22nd october
*Nominated for Best New Writing at Buxton Fringe (2023)*
Somewhere out there is a creature so terrifying, most humans dare not speak its name: the BISEXUAL.
Horror B-movie meets folklore storytelling, infused with poetry. A brand-new, one-of-a-kind show from the award-winning* writer-performer Polis Loizou, exploring life as a bi man, and the associated horrors.
Junior just wants to be an ordinary guy. But it feels like everyone knows he isn't. Bullies pick him apart at school, while his dad wants him to be more masc. Aside from his body-image issues, he also wrestles with dreams and desires he can't tell anyone about — he can barely admit them to himself.
Just when he thinks things couldn't get worse for him, bodies start turning up in his small town, and suspicion falls on folkloric beings. Beings who sound uncannily similar to him...
“Polis Loizou is so good at this kind of monologue, consistently moving from character to character, his physicality relaxed but precise. This is an entertaining show, but also one with a message of identity and acceptance that has a clear resonance.”— Robbie Carnegie, Buxton Fringe review
Supported by Arts Council England.
(Best New Writing at Buxton Fringe 2021 for ‘Mr Fox’, which was also nominated for Best Actor and Best Production.)
Performance dates: 21st / 22nd October