Symoné presented by Scissor Kick
Can the perfect utopia exist?
UTOPIAN (t&c’s apply) is a surrealistic circus pop-culture experience. Joined by their accomplice, Symoné takes you on an expedition asking you, “why do people abuse power roles?”.
Filled with high heel rollerskating, hula hooping, strip-teasing, and queer party madness. Join the world of psychedelic pilgrimage. You’ll be safe with us.
WARNING: This show may or may not contain autobiographical references about cults.
Co-Commissioned by Cambridge Junction with support from the Stobbs New Ideas Fund, and supported by a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.
‘If you love a buzzing club atmosphere, amazing visuals and exceptional circus skills – this is for you. Symoné is totally bewitching and manages to be both in your face, loud, exciting, but also striking and emotive. It’ll likely leave you provoked, but utterly entertained.’
– Ema Boswood, Cambridge Junction
‘Symoné subverts the traditional male gaze and invites the audience into her personal space. Symoné’s work, a strength of resolution, a rebellion against expectations of what the body and soul can do.’
– Broadway Baby
Age guidance: 18+
Content Warnings: Contains strobe lighting effects, sexual content such such as suggestive body movements, references to drugs, brief inclusion of pornographic video content showing oral and penetrative sex, and swearing.
Allergy information: Balloons (latex, rubber, nylon)
Conceived and created by Symoné
Presented and produced by Stephanie Katie Hunter for Scissor Kick
Directed by Louise Orwin
Movement Direction by Yami Lofvenberg
Dramaturgy by Louisa Robbin
Performed by Symoné and Tyrone Herlihy
Production Assistant: Livvy Lynch
Lighting Designer: Amy Daniels
Sound Designer: Livvy Lynch
Projection Visuals: Megahertz
Costume Designer: Cut A Bitch
Wig Designer: Styled by Vodka
UTOPIAN (t&c’s apply) has been Co-Commissioned by Cambridge Junction with support from the Stobbs New Ideas Fund, and supported by a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.
Further support has come from Siobhan Dance, Jackson’s Lane, Attenborough Arts Centre, The Place, Duckie, Marlborough Productions, UPSWING, Certain Blacks, South East Dance, and Tramway.