Epicene- The Gender Blending Celebration Of Iconic Women In Music.
Award winning singer songwriter Paul Diello brings his hit sell-out show ‘Epicene’ back to Brighton for one night only!
Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. After a run of sold out, five star reviewed and award winning performances for three years running at Brighton Fringe Festival, Paul and his 8 piece ensemble are bringing Epicene back to Brighton for one night only at Ironworks Studios.
Since Epicene made its debut appearance at Brighton Fringe 2017, Paul and his band have taken it on the road and performed to crowds across the country at theatres, arts festivals and LGBTQ+ events.
Join the award winning performer and his band on a colourful, camp cabaret extravaganza as they reimagine classic songs originally performed by legendary female artists such as Kate Bush, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Cher to name but a few.
Dance, sing, laugh and cry as Paul interweaves his stories of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well loved compositions. Every sense will be tantalised in this outrageous, rainbow coloured romp. With songs picked from a wide range of genres and time periods. Some tunes will take people on an emotional journey of nostalgia and others will make people want to get up, dance and sing along (which will be strongly encouraged).
Epicene is a musical event presented in a cabaret style that will appeal to a wide audience, bringing together regular gig goers, fans of the theatre and cabaret queens as well as the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
The production is a comedic but raw tale of growing up in a world feeling disconnected. Diello says “I wanted to create a fun platform for me to share my story of gender confusion through music that was personal to me but that would reach others and spread the message of the ‘It Gets Better’ project” (an organisation whose mission is to communicate to LGBTQ+ youth around the world that life does get better)”
Paul Diello has released three LP’s, 2011’s The Last Green Bottle, 2014’s Looking Glass and 2021’s Make Heaven Motherland and has toured extensively, promoting his work across the UK, Europe and America and has supported artists including Texas, Jarvis Cocker and Kyla La Grange. He has made many festival appearances including Edinburgh Fringe, The Big Chill, Blissfields and in 2015 he opened Brighton Pride on the main stage in Preston Park.
TABLE & INDIVIDUAL SEATING
For this performance there are 2x Royal Boxes, a limited number of tables of 4 seats and tables of 2 seats, and individual seats.
All seating is unreserved.