Brixton House and theatremaker Tabby Lamb have come together to launch a ticketing scheme that is aimed at supporting Transgender, Non-Binary or Non-Gender Conforming people, who may not normally be able to afford to go to the theatre.
The ‘Pay-It-Forward’ ticketing scheme was launched alongside Lamb’s Happy Meal show, which opened at Brixton House on Tuesday and will run until March 11.
Brixton House is currently seeking partnerships with local Trans and LGBTQI+ organisations to offer tickets as part of the scheme, and Brixton House will also have a process in place where anyone can get in contact to apply for the donated tickets.
Delia Barker, managing director at Brixton House, said: “We’re delighted to give Trans, Non-Binary and Non-Gender Conforming people an opportunity to see some of their stories told in a joyous light at Brixton House.
“Building upon Ovalhouse Theatre’s legacy, it’s important to us that we continue to support the LGBTQI+ community in the way we always have; By opening up our spaces to theatre-makers wanting to share their own stories authentically, and cultivating audiences who connect with the work.”
Happy Meal is described as “joyful queer rom-com where Millennial meets Gen Z and change is all around”. The production is staged by Roots and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
James Mackenzie-Blackman, chief executive and executive producer at Theatre Royal Plymouth, added: “All of us at TRP are thrilled to be presenting Happy Meal at Brixton House and really pleased that we get to participate in a scheme to enable free tickets to those who need it.
“Tabby’s play has been critically-acclaimed locally, nationally and internationally and so a season in London that is accessible and inclusive feels the perfect end to this current life of this very special play. Brixton House, in one of London’s most diverse communities, is the perfect partner venue.”