A new monthly queer cabaret night hosted at The Met!

We’re delighted to announce a new queer cabaret night where we will be showcasing the most fabulous of rising stars from across Bury and beyond.

Expect tantalising musicians, side-splitting comedians, captivating dancers and a line-up of talented additions for your delight on a monthly basis. Thursdays have never been so exciting!

Our first event will feature Hunter Millington, AJ LeRoy, and Minute Taker. Your host for the evening will be Mancunian writer, actor and activist Nathaniel J Hall, Artistic Director of Dibby Theatre.

Hunter Millington

Hunter Millington is a working class, northern, transgender performance maker, creative producer and drag king. He has worked from Manchester to Masapalomas producing camp, interactive, subversive pieces of work that educate and inform audiences and showcase trans hope and joy.

Hunter Millington

A Northern Tranny Hootenanny (work in progress) is an uplifting jukebox musical and the story of Hunter’s transition, set in the Wild, Wild, (North) West. All of the experiences happened and this is the artists lived experience. Supported by LGBT Foundation and Greater Manchester LGBT+ Arts and Culture Network.

AJ LeRoy

AJ LeRoy is a Manchester based vocalist, musician, songwriter and poet. Influenced by an eclectic mix of artists including Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Minnie Riperton, Kate Bush, Frank Ocean and Lianne La Havas; he creates intimate musical experiences which invite audiences to explore introspection, connection and the human condition; but above all feel!

AJ LeRoy

AJ will be presenting a work in progress exploring the music of iconic artists that have shaped his identity and connection to his authentic self as both an artist and a person.

Minute Taker

Known for his nostalgia-fuelled synthpop and haunting, ethereal vocals, Manchester-based, queer artist Minute Taker will perform a selection of otherworldly songs from his most recent 80s-inspired album Wolf Hours and beyond.

Inspired by artists such as Kate Bush, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has released three critically acclaimed albums along with official remixes for Yazoo and Erasure, and has recently received airplay on BBC Radio 2 with his song After the Rain (featuring Bright Light Bright Light).

Please note that previously advertised artist mandla will no longer be appearing.

Supported by The Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Network, LGBTQI+ Forum Bury, and Dibby Theatre.

Dibby Theatre is an award-winning LGBTQ+ national touring theatre company from Greater Manchester. They are passionate about developing the LGBTQ+ creative workforce through their talent development programme First Dibs and through workshops, exhibitions, debates, and post-show events, their work reaches beyond the stage to celebrate the diverse communities they serve.

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Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 18 Apr 2024 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
The Box @ The Met
£11 standard / £9 subsidised / £13 supporters (inc fees)

Standard What we need most people to pay.

Subsidised For people currently unable to pay the standard price.

Supporters The extra you pay goes directly towards the subsidised ticket option.

Doors open 7pm / first act on-stage 8pm

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