Lashings of Ginger Beer presents...
20, 22-29 August - The Bongo Club
"So yeah... now I've got an F on my passport. But that's OK, because I didn't really revise...."
Sally Outen works in a bookshop. She went to Indonesia, once. She likes cats. She's also transsexual, bisexual, and a (not angry, just disappointed) feminist. She'd quite like to talk about books, cats, and Indonesia, but people always seem more interested in the shape of her genitals...
Sally first brought her comedy to the Fringe as part of Lashings of Ginger Beer Time last year. She was described in the Skinny as "taking great comic power from the ridiculousness of ideas of trans women as 'undercover men' bringing down feminism from within, empowering audiences by tearing apart street harassers, and discussing what she learned about the patriarchy from subtle differences in how she was treated pre- and post-transition". Which is all very well, but does slightly gloss over all the, um, mole-porn.
So, this is "comedy as activism", then? Well, almost. With her trademark geekery, bizarre flights of reality, and the odd dinosaur impression, Sally provides a case for why she may - possibly - be an acceptable human being after all.
Non-Bio? is Sally's first full-length solo show. It is adapted from her stand-up pieces for Lashings of Ginger Beer, and from her contributions to events connected to Pride London, with a generous dollop of new material. Sally was interviewed in the latest issue of The Rag anarcha-feminist magazine.
"Sally Outen's diatribe on transmisogyny is particularly incisive, set up around word-play and euphemisms (lucozade, anyone?) reminiscent of Quentin Crisp's laconic wit." ★ ★ ★ ★ - Oxford Theatre Review
"some of the most interesting and original stand-up comedy I have seen at the Fringe." ★ ★ ★ ★ - Scotsgay