Make Way for Rose

Runxuan Yang

Come all and meet the ‘vase girl’ May Kway, the enigmatic freakshow cabaret star of Chinese origin! Join her on a journey through feminist awakening, queerness, and ghost stories, accompanied by MC Rosie and their unconcerned assistant. With a mix of lip-synching, stand-up comedy-style monologues, shadow theatre, and grotesque eating, MAKE WAY FOR ROSE explores the agency of the marginalised performer under the male, Orientalist, and ableist gaze. Will May Kway manage to break free from the script?

Originally devised as part of the Goldsmiths MA Performance Making degree shows 2023, the piece has been further developed in festivals and exhibitions, including ‘Violent Divinity’ at Luckypot, Peckham Fringe Hatch & Scratch 2024, and the Soho Theatre Drag & Cabaret Lab 2024.

Cast: Runxuan Yang, Berta Manevich, Phoebe Moore, Sarah Thorogood
Creator & Producer: Runxuan Yang
Co-Creator & Director: Kang Ting Ho
Creative and Production Consultation: Caro Lutz
Sound Designer: Pannavich Weswibul

Event Details

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 50 mins

Price: £12, £13

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This production includes Audience Participation, Discussion of Race, Fake Blood, Sudden Noises, and Sexual Content. Attendees can leave and re-enter the room.

Suitable for ages: 18+

World premiere

See venue page for accessibility information.

Accessibility Rider

7 August 2024 1.00pm

Etcetera Theatre

Full: £12

Conc: £9

7 August 2024 9.00pm

Etcetera Theatre

Full: £12

Conc: £9

9 August 2024 8.30pm

Museum of Comedy

Full: £13

Conc: £10


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