And the Rest of Me Floats

devised by Outbox Theatre
Outbox Theatre in association with Bush Theatre present
Book tickets
20 Feb to 16 Mar

I was born in 1994, then came windows 95,
And I would dive online to be the true me –
A 2cm avatar with a denim mini and a high pony.
Online all the time, to avoid conversation and the frustration of being a he, she, they or me…
I felt free.

And The Rest Of Me Floats is all about the messy business of gender. Performers from across the trans, non-binary, and queer communities weave together autobiographical performance, movement, pop songs, stand-up and dress-up in this anarchic celebration of gender expression and identity.

Playful and powerful, And The Rest Of Me Floats explores how it feels to live in a society where you are regularly categorised and policed. ‘Do you see me?’. Beyond the questions, the confusion, and the anger – ‘do you really see me?’

Bold and beautifully constructed exploration of gender diversity
The Stage ★★★★
An astonishing theatrical achievement
Everything Theatre  ★★★★★
Outbox have been making theatre queerly since 2010 in collaboration with LGBTQ+ performers, artists and communities to tell stories in bold and exciting ways.
Supported by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

 

After Parties
The Queer House present GET IN THE HOUSE: Thur 7 March
The Queer House will be presenting work from four of the most exciting LGBTQIA+ artists
BOiBOX present BOiBUSH: Thur 14 March
Adam All and Apple Derrieres host a sensational line up of drag king superstars, bringing the acclaimed BOiBOX night to the Bush Theatre for one night only.
After Parties are free to ticket holders for that evening’s performance of And The Rest of Me Floats

Times & Prices

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Dates

20 February - 16 MarchFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair User: From £10

Wednesday Matinees

27 February and 6, 13 MarchFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair User: From £10

Saturday Matinees

2, 9, 16 MarchFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Disabled: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £10
  • Wheelchair User: From £10

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Post-Show Q&A: Tue 26 Feb

Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of And the Rest of Me Floats after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.

Post-Show Panel Event: Tue 12 March

Staging Queerness - A discussion around LGBTQIA+ representation on stage. Free to ticket holders on the night.

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"Bold and beautifully constructed exploration of gender diversity"
The Stage
"An astonishing theatrical achievement"
Everything Theatre
Director
Movement Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Musical Director
Designer

Cast

Yasmin Zadeh by Max Zadeh
Yasmin Zadeh
Yasmin is a British/Iranian performer and writer. Recent credits include Skate Hard, Turn Left (BAC), Hook Up (Contact), Adam and Eva (Players Theatre, Dublin & Theatre 167, New York) Vouchsafe (Soho Theatre), Big Smother (Oval House), Much Ado About Nothing (Portsmouth Theatre Royal). Writing credits include Off. (Arcola Theatre), Cleavedon Road (Marlborough Theatre) and Adam and Eva (Theatre 16 New York). Yasmin has also worked with MUJU (The Tricycle,) is an associate artist of Outbox Theatre and currently working on a new TV series about trans identity with co writer Elijah W Harris.
Michelle Tiwo by Almass Badat
Michelle Tiwo
Michelle is an actor, poet, poet educator and founder of Sistren podcast. Michelle’s work is reflective of their identity and her/their communities, Nigeria & Togo via South East London. Michelle also runs poetry workshops for young people that incorporate drama and game exercises to aide in performing and storytelling. Previous collaborations and work includes: Barbican x Boy Blue, Ackee and Saltfish (BBC3), BFI x Galdem, Channel 4 Random Acts, Eastside Education x Armed Forces Service Children, Lemonade Money Productions, The Royal College of Art, Writerz n Scribez.
Tamir Amar Pettet by Max Zadeh
Tamir Amar Pettet
Tamir is a performer, writer and visual artist. They recently graduated from Goldsmiths with a degree in anthropology and visual practice. Their credits include Late Night Library Club - The Line of Beauty (Orange Shade Productions), Campervan Society Club (Orange Shade Productions), Antigone (R&D Young Vic),They Sat There and Talked (Arcola Queer Collective), Pope Joan (NYT), S'warm (NYT). Film includes Milky's Immortality (Babymorroccotv). Their written work includes Nuclear generation and their visual artwork has been included in FRUITCAKE magazine and as part of Deptford X Fringe Festival.
Emily Joh Miller by Max Zadeh
Emily Joh Miller
Emily is a queer actress, theatre-maker and musician. In addition to her work with Outbox she has performed with Mess up the Mess in Humanequin (Wales Millenium Centre), None of Us is Yet a Robot in Emma Frankland's production of Galatea (University of Roehampton/Shakespeare Institute/The Kit) and contributed to a site-specific performance piece about the dangers of trans bathroom laws (V&A Museum). She has also carried out R&D work on various projects including Angels (She's Diverse), GRC (Things For Your Eyes To Look At) and Orlando (Clay & Diamonds). In addition to her work in theatre she trains and performs as a pro wrestler with women's wrestling collective Burning Hearts.
Elijah W Harris by Max Zadeh
Elijah W Harris
Elijah is an actor and writer working in film and theatre. Elijah’s acting credits include The Butch Monologues (Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre, WoW Festival), Brand New Boy (Contact Manchester, The Marlborough Theatre), Corpus Christi (Arcola), Affection (The Glory), Hotel Bastille (Camden People's Theatre), The Poetry We Make (RADA Festival, The Old Red Lion) and Rituals in Romance (Spill Festival). He has also appeared in three award winning short films including: Bleach (dir. Jesse Lewis-Reece) and Dusk (dir. Jake Graf). Elijah is currently writing a feature with Tallulah Haddon and Delaval Film, as well as working on a series for TV with co-writer Yasmin Zadeh. Elijah is a writer for Dazed Beauty and regular contributor to Ladybeard Magazine. He is 'well excited' to be on stage at the Bush Theatre.
Barry Fitzgerald by Max Zadeh
Barry Fitzgerald
Barry is a performer, theatre-maker and an Associate Artist of Outbox. With Outbox, Barry has performed in Affection (The Glory), HOOKUP (Hackney Showroom), You Could Move (Arcola) and Reach Out and Touch Me (Shoreditch Town Hall). Other credits include A New Order (BAC/The Yard), The Lost Lending Library (Punchdrunk), Cleaveden Road (Marlborough Theatre), Belfast Boy (Etcetera Theatre), The Meeting (Pleasance Theatre). As a theatre-maker and facilitator Barry has worked with the Almeida Theatre, Arcola, Gendered Intelligence, Hackney Shed, Royal Court and Unicorn Theatre.
Josh-Susan Enright by Max Zadeh
Josh-Susan Enright
Josh-Susan is an actor, dancer and performance artist. With Outbox Josh-Susan has performed in Affection (The Glory), The Front Room (Drill Hall) and SSA (Central). Other credits include: The Squash (Tate Britain), Pray your wings will carry you (Full Disclosure), Where The Lines Are Drawn (Little Fish), Dancer (The Glory NT River Stage).

#RestOfMeFloats @bushtheatre

Cannot wait to be back with @Outbox_Theatre & these gorge ones & to share our work @bushtheatre 💗💗💗⬇️⬇️⬇️💥💥💥… https://t.co/MuEgjSvy61
Barry Fitzgerald
@BarraFitz
17 Jan
Cannot wait to be back with @Outbox_Theatre & these gorge ones & to share our work @bushtheatre 💗💗💗⬇️⬇️⬇️💥💥💥… https://t.co/MuEgjSvy61
Barry Fitzgerald
@BarraFitz
17 Jan
Cannot wait to be back with @Outbox_Theatre & these gorge ones & to share our work @bushtheatre 💗💗💗⬇️⬇️⬇️💥💥💥… https://t.co/MuEgjSvy61
Barry Fitzgerald
@BarraFitz
17 Jan
Introducing the cast for #RestOfMeFloats. Elijah W Harris, Emily Joh Miller, Tamir Amar Pettet, Josh-Susan Enright… https://t.co/lvWr8nQSqv
Bush Theatre
@bushtheatre
17 Jan
Introducing the cast for #RestOfMeFloats. Elijah W Harris, Emily Joh Miller, Tamir Amar Pettet, Josh-Susan Enright… https://t.co/lvWr8nQSqv
Bush Theatre
@bushtheatre
17 Jan
Introducing the cast for #RestOfMeFloats. Elijah W Harris, Emily Joh Miller, Tamir Amar Pettet, Josh-Susan Enright… https://t.co/lvWr8nQSqv
Bush Theatre
@bushtheatre
17 Jan

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