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Curious Festival 2022: Queer Change Showcase - How to be a HOT MESS & Ambivalence

Part of Curious Festival 2022

From: £10.00

Book Tickets


How to be a HOT MESS (£10, including Ambivalence)
Joy Cruickshank

Confessing on their 20th birthday that they do not feel comfortable with womanhood or adulthood, thankfully the HOT MESS manual is here to guide them (un)successfully through their twenties.

How to be a HOT MESS is an exciting, fast-paced show blurring stand-up, spoken word, drag artistry and theatre, challenging traditional storytelling and gender norms.


Ambivalence (£10, including How to be a HOT MESS)
Farrell Cox

Ambivalence tells the autobiographical story of a woman’s journey as we are invited to hear her unsaid thoughts through pages of her diary. The piece uses stunning aerial acrobatics and movement depicting her emotional journey as she flies over a stark white bathtub.

The piece charts her journey from rock bottom to top of the world questioning: what is worth living for?


Queer Change Showcase
Part of Curious Festival 2022

Experience brand-new performances by emerging LGBTQIA+ Artists, supported as part of QueerChange and QueerCore.

See the What’s On section for more Queer Change Showcase and Curious Festival 2022 events.


Stage 2

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Age Guidance

16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Content Warnings

Contains adult themes, strong language, sexual references, violence, Trans issues and body dysmorphia.

Access at Northern Stage

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here

Accessibility at Norther Stage
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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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