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MDLSX – Transform 19

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 80 mins
  • Age Guidance: 16+
  • Other: Contains nudity, strobe lighting and strong language. Performed in Italian with English surtitles. Post Show Discussion, Fri 26 April
  • Languages: Performed in Italian with English surtitles
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An explosive investigation of gender and identity, spilling across boundaries, and refusing to be contained.

MDLSX is a wild and solitary hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender b(l)ending and to being more than the borders of our body, skin colour, sexual organs or nationality. Fiction and autobiography collide, weaving performer Silvia Calderoni’s life story with literary evocations. An electric monologue and DJ set.

Acclaimed Italian based collective Motus is inspired by everything from Greek mythology, to documentary theatre and historical events.

“An uncompromising, rock music-edged portrait… outstanding” – Time Out Sydney

Produced by Motus in collaboration with La Villette, Create to Connect, Mladi Levi, Santarcangelo Festival, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino and Marche Teatro. Supported by MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna.
Presented as part of Transform 19, a festival of powerful international performance –  26 April – 4 May 19 –


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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