Tricyclic Transform – A Genderqueer Musical Cabaret

Solo musical cabaret exploring genderqueer identity with songs and drag.

Join Miss Liliane, Queen of Camp Noir, and Sebastian Marmite, the bedsit aesthete, round the gender wheel as they try to negotiate restrictive gender-roles by performing symbolic rituals and re-enacting iconic songs, trying on gender identities as they try on clothes and pitches.

From heart-wrenching jazz diva standards to the pissed-off ladies of gritty blues and Brecht, from the broken men protest songs of Johnny Cash, Scott Walker and Jacques Brel, to the gender-fuck anthems of Marc Almond and Boy George, with sprinkles of ‘Victor Victoria’ and ‘La Cage aux Folles’, ‘Tricyclic Transform’ mixes popular alt-drag cabaret, dark cabaret singing and live-art aesthetics to unearth ‘gender archetypes’ hidden in popular songs. Judith Butler takes on RuRaul Drag Race!

Watch footage from past performance in a Youtube playlist

Past performance

Rialto Theatre Brighton, August 2018, supported by Brighton Pride Cultural Development Fund.
Transnational Queer Underground, Berlin, Germany, 2018.
Acts Re-Acts 5, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2018.
CoocooliliUnlove Affairs‘: Miss Liliane, biologically challenged drag queen, sings Torch Songs! Jamboree, London. (20 min excerpt from 1st part).
Guerilla Zoo presents Modern Panic 8: Panic Sermons Act II : A collection of riotous acts by ground breaking live art practitioners (Tricyclic Transform short 20 min version)
Wotever Brighton – Queer Variety Show, Marlborough theatre, Brighton (1 song as 5min drag act)
Trans and Non-Binary conference, Brighton University, July 2017.
Dreams Before Dawn, Festival of International Performance, Théâtre de Ménilmontant, Paris, July 2017.
Brighton Fringe, May 2017 (Premiere).

Whole Show demo video

Filmed at Rialto Theatre Brighton, 5 August 2018, part of Brighton Pride side cultural program. A couple of brief cuts due to the camera turning itself off and 1 song and a half (!) replaced by footage from dress rehearsal, Dreams Before Dawn festival of international performance, Paris, 12 July 2017 (DIY queer art!)


Download Script With Stage Directions