A monthly queer cabaret night hosted at The Met!

LOUD showcases 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!

June’s event will feature Ben Hodge, Frank ‘n’ Flirter and Lady Bushra. Your host for the evening will be Mancunian writer, actor and activist Nathaniel J Hall, Artistic Director of Dibby Theatre.

Ben Hodge

Ben Hodge

Ben Hodge is a comedian, improvisor and presenter originally from Merseyside. His unique outlook as a trans man has seen him earn the title of Liverpool’s Top 30 under 30. He has performed internationally, from Buxton, to Edinburgh, to Seattle.

“Killer jokes” Kiri Pritchard-McLean; “Bundle of camp charm” Blizzard Comedy

Ben will be performing Build a Bear, the sequel to his debut show It’s a Boy?. Ben has finally worked out what it means to be a man. But now he’s unlocked a whole new world of ‘gay bears’. Join Ben as he humorously broadens his horizons whilst broadening his waist band.

Frank n' Flirter

Frank n’ Flirter

Originally from Liverpool, now living in Manchester, Frank n’ Flirter is a trans/non-binary drag performer. When Frank isn’t acting the fool on stage, they’re alluring everyone in the room with their dulcet tones.



Lady Bushra

Lady Bushra

Shortlisted for a BBC New Comedy Award, the iconic character of Lady Bushra is played by fast growing comedian Amir Dean. Often seen performing his sold out Drag Comedy Cabaret, this drag queen has taken the scene by storm with online videos viewed over 20 million times whereas his live performances have been enjoyed as far as Europe and USA.

“Dazzling!” LA Times; “Manchester drag royalty” Theatre Reviews North; “The OG Bradford bad girl” Manchester Evening News


Supported by a Progress Bursary from the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network, an LGBT Foundation project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; by LGBTQI+ Forum Bury; and by Dibby Theatre.

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Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 27 Jun 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

LOUD Social

The LGBTQI+ Forum – Bury, will also be hosting an informal social from 7pm on the evening of LOUD for any who would like to attend.

This casual event will give you the opportunity to meet some of the acts, find out more about the Forum and make friends with other attendees there to enjoy the cabaret on the night.

If you would like to find out more about the LGBTQI+ Forum ahead of the event, please contact Paul Fairweather at paul.fairweather@buryvcfa.org.uk.

The event will take place in our ground floor bar, Malt.

LOUD Cabaret

The Met’s monthly queer cabaret night, showcasing the most fabulous of rising stars from across Bury and beyond.

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