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Mat Fraser appearing at Axis this week

March 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Disability

I was lucky enough to see Mat Fraser perform most of his new show ‘From Freak To Clique’ when he visited Dublin in December. I’m delighted to hear he will be back again this Thursday at the Axis in Ballymun with a full production and think you should go see him because he’ll wreck your head (in generally a good way!)

I’ve followed his work on television and podcast over the years and enjoyed being made uncomfortable, laughing uncontrollably and often being furious. The chance to see him last year performing a striptease, doing all the wrong right things with prosthetics and re-enacting the freak show genre is something not to be missed.  He’s very very bold (aka cheeky). There are also jokes about the paralympics and other issues which you won’t hear being made too often in the mainstream.

Fraser’s show charts the history of disability on stage, screen, in music, sport and ridiculing real life, including his own career. Using his trademark brand of PC free comedy, songs, poetry and characters, this will engage, challenge, and charm audiences into submission. With sexy songs and poignant poetry, subversive striptease and mutated magnificence, this is not a show for the easily offended, or under 16’s!

I hope he gets a full house and heres to getting to see a lot more disability theatre and performance in Ireland in the years to come.  (Also see his interview in Saturday’s Irish Times)

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