Why do lesbians never survive a love story?


Tue 17 Sep
- Wed 18 Sep
Doors 19:00Show 19:30
60 - 75 mins
£11.50 - £16.50

Why do lesbians never survive a love story?

Defying the corseted, steamy play they’re rehearsing, Stacy and Adrienne attempt to fall in love: authentically, stupidly, and without dying.

Chickpeas is about Stacy and Adrienne - funny, real people that love to laugh at the regency romance they’re rehearsing; take the piss out of their unhinged director, and pretend that they’re not falling for each other. It’s a story about how queer women fall in love: the risk, the bravery and the joy. By laughing in the face of patriarchal storytelling, Chickpeas aims to expose, ridicule and defy the damaging clichés of lesbian media. How do we perform the performance of falling in love? How do we reclaim the queer love story?

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Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps)
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Tuesday 17th Sep 2024


Wednesday 18th Sep 2024