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James McDermott – Manatomy

Event Date
Saturday 22nd May 2021




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Manatomy, written and read by James McDermott, is a wry witty performance poetry film.

Following the experiences of a camp gay boy through adolescence into manhood as he comes of age in Norfolk in the nineties and noughties. The film explores how identity is shaped by parents, place, politics and pop culture and questions how lad culture shapes boys as they grow into men. Poems featured in Manatomy are taken from James McDermott’s poetry collection of the same name published by Burning Eye Books.

‘The language, wit, insights, power of expression… Simply magnificent. You don’t have to have grown up gay to love and appreciate this poetry, but it will of course have a special charge, beauty and meaning for those of us who haveStephen Fry.

“Bold, startling” Julian Clary

Join us at the live premiere of the film, or watch anytime during the film’s 14-day streaming period.

However you chose to watch, this exciting new content is completely FREE. Link will be live from 22nd May 2021.

Run Time: 1 hour (film running time 20 minutes + post-show talk/ Q&A 40 minutes)
Age Suitability: 18+ (adult content and strong language)

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