A touching and revealing 10-minute cabaret performance about something lost and something gained…
Described by audiences as ‘HOT,’ ‘Squishy,’ ‘Comforting,’ ‘Bumpy’ & ‘FanFuckingTastic’, An Appreciation is the third in a trilogy of works about cancer and the changing body over time. In An Appreciation, Brian invites five audience members to medically ‘appreciate’ his genitals, without any knowledge of Brian’s cancer and to write a one-word description. The show incorporates these words into a reflection on bodies and how they normalize, the passing of time, how it feels to touch and be touched.
Presented at: Duckie, London; The Basement for the Brighton Festival, Brighton; Chelsea Theatre, London; Sadler’s Wells, London; PSi 16, Toronto; Forest Fringe, Edinbrugh; Bristol Old Vic, Bristol; Add-Wood Festival, Lisbon; Bar Wotever, London; I’m With You, London; Work Gallery, Ann Arbor MI; We Want Your Dog, Winchester
“It was lovely and it was soft and sweet and very moving and quite tender. It was lovely, really lovely and I don’t often say that about touching testicles!”
Stella Duffy on BBC Review Show
“a show that is deeply touching in more ways than one”
Lyn Gardner in The Guardian
“a moving and thought-provoking experience”.