HIP HIP I'M GAY!

2018-Present

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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.

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PRESS

"Ashleigh Owen has truly created a genius piece of theatre that was enjoyed by all ages, genders and orientations!" 

North West End

★★★★★

R&D SUPPORTED BY

Metal, Liverpool

FUNDED BY

Arts Council England

CURRENT DATES 2022

19th February - 7.45pm at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield - Tickets: https://www.thelbt.org/what-s-on/cabaret-and-variety/hip-hip-i-m-gay/ or 01484 430 528 

26th February - 8pm at The Old Town Hall, Hertfordshire - Tickets: https://www.oldtownhall.co.uk/theatre or 01442 228 091

12th March - 7pm at The Old Electric, Blackpool - Tickets: https://theoldelectric.co.uk/event/hip-hip-im-gay/

24th March - 7pm at Oldham Library - Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hip-hip-im-gay-tickets-228248827387

1st April - 7.30pm at The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber - Tickets: https://roperyhall.co.uk/2021/11/25/hip-hip-im-gay/ or 01652 660380

29th April - 7.30pm at The Albany, Coventry - Tickets: https://www.albanytheatre.co.uk/shows/hip-hip-im-gay/ or 024 7699 8964

5th May - Unity Theatre, Liverpool - TBC

21st May - Pegasus Theatre, Oxford - TBC

TOURED

2019

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.

2018

Unity Theatre, Liverpool* • The Studio, Widnes* •  17 Love Lane, Liverpool*.

*Work-in-progress showing

CREDITS

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.