Local theatre company’s debut show celebrates LGBTQIA+ culture

Contradicktion, produced by Same Circle Theatre, is the debut show that is being made in collaboration with LGBTQIA+ people.

The one-man show follows James after he has recently come out and trying to navigate himself as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. He has a few encounters with other LGBTQIA+ people and encounters a number of issues that makes him question his place.

Luke Dankoff, Producer and Company Director, said: “This is a really exciting new project for Same Circle that is continuing to grow and work with LGBTQIA+ from a range of backgrounds and regions. It is a privilege to be able to collaborate with LGBTQIA+ people, hear their stories and bring their opinions and voices to life through Contradicktion.

Contradicktion aims to celebrate what it is to be an LGBTQIA+ person whilst also questioning and challenging toxic cultures that exist within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Same Circle are spending their time in four different venues across Leeds, York and Hull and will be holding a work in progress sharing at each venue, finishing their run with a work-in-progress sharing at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the venue’s Grow Festival on 29 April, where audiences will get the chance to watch the campy, chaotic and comedic one-man show.

Sean Climie, director, said: “Contradicktion is a queer coming of age show about finding yourself in a world that can sometimes be confusing. In the past year this project has made me question my privilege and every day I have been able to learn something new. Contradicktion aims to be conversational and deal with difficult issues in a fun way; we’ve had a blast in the writers room and rehearsal room and can’t wait for you to see it.”

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the rehearsals or sharings being held – for more information or to be put on the guestlist, contact samecircletheatre@gmail.com, and for the sharing at Hull Truck Theatre, you can book a ticket through the Hull Truck website (tickets are pay what you can).


University of Hull, Wednesday 12 April

York Theatre Royal, Wednesday 19 April

Hull Truck Theatre, Wednesday 26 April


University of Hull, Monday 17 April

Bransholme Chat shop, Monday 24 April

Hull Truck Theatre, Saturday 29 April