Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

THURSDAY Theatre / Twelfth [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

THURSDAY Theatre / Twelfth [...]

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THURSDAY Theatre / Twelfth Night It's been a busy year for the legendary Manchester transgender performer Kate O'Donnell. From touring her awardwinning stage show Big Girl's Blouse and appearing in BBC sitcom Boy Meets Girl to launching her own theatre venture Trans Creative (England's first trans-led theatre company), she's juggled an impressive acting CV with her ever-passionate commitments to LGBT activism.

That schedule is about to get a whole lot more hectic this week when O'Donnell stars in a new Royal Exchange production of Twelfth Night, playing the role of Feste - making her the theatre's first ever transgender performer in an in-house main stage production.

O'Donnell's presence is, however, just one of many components that should make Twelfth Night - Shakespeare's comedy about the pains of love, the death of youth, and the dolorous joy of booze - a production to remember. …

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