This is a show about all of us. But mainly about Bourgeois & Maurice.
A lot can change in 10 years. 2007 was the year that Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, Barack Obama announced his plans for Presidency, Tony Blair departed 10 Downing Street and, most importantly of all, Georgeois Bourgeois and Maurice Maurice were born.
This August B&M look back over a decade of social change in a musical retro-speculative that is part fact, part fiction and part self-indulgence. Picking highlights from their four albums of musical satire and social commentary, they attempt to make sense of a decade of rapid change, and work out whether they could, in fact, be to blame for it all? Featuring several favorite original songs from their provocative back catalogue, including Ritalin, British Values, Can’t Live in London and Chemsex Party, the show features projection and as many of the 73 custom-made outfits from their wardrobe as possible.
Blending the line between contemporary cabaret, alternative comedy and prancing around in sequins, Bourgeois & Maurice have established themselves as one of the UK’s most subversive and innovative musical acts in London’s alternative performance scene.
The award-winning semi-siblings gave their first performance in 2007 and have gone on to tour the world, from New York to Belgrade, from a converted public toilet to the Royal Opera House. They have produced and toured 7 full-length theatre shows as well as curating and hosting their own mixed-bill night Shindig. They had one of the top 20 best-reviewed comedy shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with How to Save the World Without Really Trying, which is still going, with upcoming dates at Manchester’s HOME (14 & 15 Oct 2017). They have also won the inaugural HOME T1 commission to write a theatre show which will premiere in 2019.
The duo have released four albums which you can play at events such as retirement parties or christenings, including the brand new How to Save the World Without Really Trying. They have co-written songs with electronic music act Joe & Will Ask, nightclub wunderfreaks Sink the Pink, and in 2016 were commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to write a Christmas song for The Verb.
The show will also introduce Soho audiences to the new wave of queer performance talent that the capital has to offer, with guest appearances from Victoria Sin, Travis Alabanza, Shay Shay, Ginger Johnson, Rodent Decay and the Non-Applicables. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the world that was, before we’re all vaporised in a nuclear war!