Not F**kin’ Sorry to return to Soho Theatre this September

Not F**kin’ Sorry by Not Your Circus Dog Collective and Access All Areas has announced a return to the stage later this year.

The piece, described as a “shameless provocative queer cabaret by neurodivergent and learning-disabled performers”, will run at Soho Theatre from 31 August to 3 September.

The show will also present a one off special cabaret with additional guests as part of the Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival on 10 September, followed by performances at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester (16 September) and Contact Theatre, Manchester (29 – 30 September).

Producer Dais Hale said: “Ever since Not Your Circus Dog brought our unapologetic punk, crip, cabaret to Soho Theatre Upstairs in 2019 to a completely sold-out run we’ve wanted to return.

“The pandemic has shown us a stark picture of how disabled people and artists are treated in this country, it is more necessary than ever before for us to take up space and advocate for our voices. Our show is a rallying cry to show we can take up mainstream space, that it is wanted, needed and we are not f**kin sorry for doing it!”

With luscious lip syncs, sweaty dances and verbatim stories, the collective of neurodivergent and learning disabled artists welcome audiences to their space, on their terms.

Not Your Circus Dog is a collective of learning disabled and neurodivergent performers who are unapologetic and perform shameless sexy, punk, crip cabaret. With luscious lip syncs, sweaty dances and verbatim stories. They are associate artists of Access All Areas.

Not F**kin’ Sorry is presented in a relaxed environment in which audiences are welcome to leave and come back to their seats at their leisure and respond to the show in the way that feels right, including making noise. The show is co-created by the artists performing it and all sensory elements have been created with them in mind.

Not F**kin’ Sorry is performed and co-created by Not Your Circus Dog Collective: DJ (Housni Hassan), Stephanie Newman, Emma Selwyn and Adam Smith.

The production is directed by Liselle Terret with assistant director Heather Johnson, movement director Janine Fletcher, dramaturg Lou Cope, sound design and composer Anna Clock, lighting design by Stacey Sandford and company stage Manager Emily Norris. It is co-Produced by Daisy Hale of The Hale and Access All Areas.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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