Fri 21 Oct 2011 | 7.30pm | £9/£7 + bf
Part cabaret, part theatre, part catwalk freak show, Bourgeois & Maurice are hilariously funny and gloriously offensive. The creative lovechild of an androgyne sociopath and a femme fatale, their downright filthy shows are an excuse to peddle slanderous gossip, sing bitingly witty ditties and execute some fabulous costume changes, exploring the mundane absurdity of modern life by wrapping it up in a catchy pop hook.
With comparisons ranging from Leigh Bowery to Liza Minelli and Flight of the Conchords, the pair have recruited fans at shows across the UK, from the Royal Opera House and the South Bank Centre to Latitude festival and a critically acclaimed run at Sadler’s Wells and the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. They were awarded an Argus Angel Award at Brighton Fringe 2009, as well as being nominated for Best Cabaret Act in the Latest 7 Awards the same year.
Critical acclaim for Bourgeois and Maurice:
***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine
***** The Fest
**** Time Out
**** The List
“Without wanting to oversell this, it will be the most amazing experience of your life”
“Savagely comic cabaret” Attitude
“21st century cabaret stars like no other. Do whatever you have to do to get a ticket: sell your gran, your body, your soul” Time Out
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Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
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Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”