The Camden Fringe 2017: Black Beauty In Irons at Etcetera Theatre


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Being human is so boring. But what happens when you want to be a different species altogether? An upbeat, accessible insight into the animal role-play subculture, Black Beauty in Irons is a kinky romantic drama about living with near-impossible desires. Aidan loves animal role-play: pretending to be a pony is her biggest thrill. But Aidan seek more than the acceptance of other role-players. She wants to come out publicly - whatever the consequences. This provocative new production from Second Self shows animal role-play as it really is, featuring gags, bondage, cart racing and kink play. The first UK show to put the animal role-play identity centre-stage, Black Beauty in Irons addresses issues with pride, consent and coming out faced by anyone living an alternative lifestyle. Simon Christopher, artistic director of Second Self says: "Black Beauty in Irons matters because there are people everywhere who can't be open about their identities. We think that's unfair and it's time for change. Our work is about repairing damage caused by cultural misrepresentation and giving everyone a chance to speak about their lives freely and fairly." Second Self is passionate about creating 'outreach theatre': work helping alternative sub-cultures to reach out to mainstream society, in an effort to overcome taboos, stereotypes and misunderstandings. In so doing, Second Self creates work about what it's like to be different, to be individual, and to be proud of who we are.

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Etcetera Theatre

265 Camden High Street
Regent's Park
+44 (0)20 7482 4857

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