An cross-arts exploration of the links between mental health, identity and sexuality, with a view to raise awareness and normalise the conversations.

BI-TOPIA: Theatre Show
Premiering May 2023

Sam Danson in association with Waterside, Creative Industries Trafford and Emmerson & Ward Productions present

Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair

Developed in partnership with Waterside & Creative Industries Trafford 

A ‘hilarious, honest and raw’ exploration of the authentic Bisexual experience.

BI-TOPIA depicts a world in war-time ruins, an LGBTQ+ life scattered across the stage, it bravely delves into the under-represented links between battling with poor mental health and dealing with one’s sexuality. 

BI-TOPIA is a semi-autobiographical and candid show that challenges societal norms. Both cathartic and bombastic, it drags you into the war-room when the enemies are all around, where the levels of anxiety are explosive, shame is coming in from the left flank and gay thoughts are sailing in from the east… This is war! 

Taking inspiration from personal experiences and expanding to the wider LGBTQ+ narrative, BI-TOPIA sheds a very timely spotlight on the Bisexual experience and reveals real struggles with mental health and the therapy process, whilst also offering a platform to discuss maleness and societal perceptions of masculinity in a broader sense. 

BI-TOPIA is directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE and performed by Sam Danson.