Thursday 16 Nov 2023
Black Box

Folk singer, lesbian and checked-shirt-collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir every day of her adult life, and, having finally run out of things to write whiny songs about, she’s putting down the guitar to try and work out why.

Finding herself at 35 in an age of incessantly and increasingly fraught gender politics, Grace feels both more exposed and less seen than ever. Join her as she explores what butch identity means in a world moving beyond labels, and tries to work out where it, and she, belong in the new frontline of queer liberation. Sounds funny, right?

No stranger to comedy, Grace has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and smash hit podcast The Guilty Feminist. Her eagerly-awaited standup debut has been a long time coming – and was a runaway success at 2022’s Edinburgh Festival.

Borderline miraculous ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Scotsman

This event is presented in Outburst as part of Juntes, a global experiment with queer artists, feminist, trans and LGBTQ activists and policymakers exploring, imagining and building solidarity to change anti-gender narratives and address how they spread.

The show will be followed by a discussion with Grace Petrie and international LGBTQIA+ activists, asking what is going on with the stories being told about us and how do we start to turn it around?


Age suitability: 18+

Duration: 60 mins

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