To celebrate LGBT HISTORY MONTH for one night only Jason Sutton (aka Miss Jason) stars in Philip Meeks’s one man play: TWINKLE.
“Sutton is a revelation as Harold Thropp, an ageing pantomime dame in the twilight of his career, who is not only dealing with the indignity of a reality TV star taking over top billing and his dressing room in his latest panto, but more sadly the effect it all has on his deteriorating mental health”….. James Ledward, Gscene.
Following recent performances in Brighton, which delighted audiences and critics alike, TWINKLE now plays for one night only in the Phil Starr Pavilion at the B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival.
“This is moving theatre that firmly establishes Sutton as a star who completely understands theatrical tradition”….. Stephen Vowles, Boyz Magazine
Jason takes a dramatic departure from his guise as one of Brighton and London’s leading lights on the cabaret circuit to play the tragi-comic figure of Harold Thropp. Harold, a veteran pantomime dame, reflects on his life in the blaze of the footlights, which has dimmed over the years as the world’s recognition of star quality has turned on its head. Harold’s woes at being given a dressing room in the basement spark a chain of incredible memories and events that will ensure Harold is never forgotten.
“While TWINKLE exposes the insecurities of an ageing gay actor it creates the perfect backdrop for him to share his darkest secrets with us. The script is concise, sharp and funny with brilliant one liners appearing as fast as the next double entendre allows, all delivered from the glamorous surrounding of a boiler room of a theatre in Woking. That’s show business!”….. James Ledward, Gscene.
TWINKLE will make you cry with laughter and shed some tears of sadness as Harold’s hilarious anecdotes and bitchy one-liners unmask a Dame in her descent.
“Sutton is a born trouper and Meeks a skilled writer of pathos, mood and captivating dialogue that tugs at the heartstrings and with Sutton performing in such a scintillating manner this play will move you to tears of pleasure”….. Stephen Vowles, Boyz Magazine
“Don’t be fooled by this ageing panto dame, there is evil in her eyes. She is Machiavellian and despite her ability to see the bad side of most things you cannot help but be charmed by her alarming honesty. Harold Thropp is a victim of his time, but you would want him fighting your corner for you, rather than against you, His memories of cottaging are refreshingly honest and will have a special resonance with gay men of a certain age”….. James Ledward, Gscene Magazine
Following the performance, Jason Sutton and director Allan Cardew will discuss the play and will be happy to answer questions from the audience.
The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by the volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.
Event: TWINKLE starring Jason Sutton/Miss Jason
Where: Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, Brighton
When: Saturday, February 17
Time: Doors open 7pm show starts at 7.30pm
Cost: Tickets: £13.50/£12 from Prowler St James Street, Nice ’N’ Naughty St James Street, New Steine Hotel, Cup of Joe Cafe, Sussex Beacon Shop St James Street or at the Box office on site at Victoria Gardens.
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