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HANDEL’S CROSS

Recently the show was much praised at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow as part of Glasgay!

”  graphic fevered narrative…brought vividly to life….blurs the boundaries of discipline, suppression and homoerotic energy, punctuated with glorious bursts of Handel….”

**** Jay Richardson  The Scotsman

“unflinchingly intimate”  Neil Cooper The Herald

Andrew McKinnon and Martin Lewton in Handel’s Cross at the CCA Glasgow
Handel’s Cross, an hour long performance piece by Martin Lewton, directed by Andrew McKinnon,  is a dark and disturbing fantasy.  It received its premiere at the 10th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, at in the Cobalt Cafe in Dublin in May 2013.Torment, obsession and sublime music.

“a theatrical treat for the senses…….pushes further the boundaries of gay theatre…..a tour de force”   gaytheatre (Dublin)

Following its Dublin premiere Handel’s Cross was performed  on Thursday 23rd May at Birkeck University in London as part of Birkbeck Arts Week

“With Handel’s music intermittently flooding the space, the S&M scenario combines with historical fantasy to powerfully suggest a link between artistic pain, Christian suffering, and homoerotic desire.  ‘What are the attractions of fantasy in a world where bodies are bombarded and oppressed?’ Lewton asks towards the end of his .. performance. It’s not a question he answers, but it’s one that lingers after his dismount” Fintan Walsh Birkbeck blog

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