" One of London's hottest rising alternative performance talents
... phenomenal "
- Time Out (London)Drag
fabulist, Dickie Beau, is a queer performance artist whose work is an
avant-garde blend of cabaret, performance art, music hall, theatre and
clowning, merging the sensibility of contemporary culture with informed
echoes of the past.
Dickie performs widely in London; he
has played the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Royal Opera
House, the Hackney Empire and Soho Theatre, to name a few. He
also appears regularly on the nightclub and alternative cabaret
circuits, performing at various venues, including Bistrotheque and The
Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
As well as increasing in prominence on the London scene, Dickie has performed for audiences in New York, Dublin and Manchester.
" One of the most innovative and daring performers I have seen.
What he does is inspiring in every sense of the word. "
- Martin Sherman, playwright (Bent, The Boy from Oz)
In 2008, Dickie performed at the Camp Bestival and Latitude festivals and appeared as his alter-ego, Alma Mater, in the Kindertotenlieder
for the Arcola Theatre's alternative opera festival, Grimeborn. He was
artist-in-residence for Olivier Award-winning performance art
producers, Duckie, in May 2009, for which he developed a trilogy of
performance art vignettes called BLACKOUTS: Twilight of the Idols - a surreal drama of 'divas in darkness' and a project he is developing further into a full theatre piece.
" Simultaneously deep
and truthful "
- Paul Gambaccini on BLACKOUTS
In November 2009, Dickie appears at
the V & A, with Timberlina and numerous other performance artists,
as part of a series of "interventionist" queer art performance
installations. In December, he
will be performing with Jonny Woo and Scottee in a panto on stilts in
Selfridges, as well as in the Royal Vauxhall Tavern pantomime. Next
Spring he plays Hal in Kvetch for Italian physical theatre company Teatro Della Contraddizione (Theatre of Contradiction).