HIP HIP I'M GAY!
HIP HIP I’M GAY! is a comedy cabaret that follows real-life stories and experiences of coming out and the mental health struggles people have faced alongside their sexual identity. Intertwined with hilarious sketches, original songs and dazzling dance routines, this show is guaranteed to take you on an emotional roller-coaster.
Ashleigh Owen has created this piece as a letter to society that we may have come a long way legally but there is still a lot of work to do in regard to LGBTQ+ rights and behaviours towards our community that have had a negative impact on our mental health.
HIP HIP I'M GAY! is powerful, funny, moving, heartfelt, uplifting and is delivered by a cast of queer performers who have lived similar lived experiences to the ones depicted.
"Ashleigh Owen has truly created a genius piece of theatre that was enjoyed by all ages, genders and orientations!"
R&D SUPPORTED BY
Arts Council England
New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, London • The Undercroft, Peterborough • University of Cumbria, Lancaster • Studio 3 Arts, Barking • Village Green Festival, Southend-On-Sea • Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool • The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
Unity Theatre, Liverpool* • The Studio, Widnes* • 17 Love Lane, Liverpool*.
SCHEDULED TOUR FOR 2022 WHICH WAS CANCELLED DUE TO CAST ILLNESS:
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield •
The Old Town Hall, Hertfordshire • The Old Electric, Blackpool • Oldham Library • The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber • The Albany, Coventry • Unity Theatre, Liverpool • Pegasus Theatre, Oxford.
Created by Ashleigh Owen • Cast/Collaborators: Ashleigh Owen, Isobel Balchin, Rebecca Clarke, Andrew McKay, Charles Oxley, Carl Fowler • Lighting design by Leonie Parkes • Pre production by Mel Underwood-Owen • Music by Rose Betts • Voiceover by Michael Jenkins & Christopher Grundy • Photography by John Hollingsworth • Makeup by Alex Clarke • Trailer by Captive North.