Assertive Politics, Nudity and Humour: Don’t Miss The SLAP Festival!

SLAP is now an annual festival that comes to York and offers some very hard hitting, funny, transgressive, contemporary, queer performance and cabaret that explores gender, identity and performance. It this it with assertive politics, nudity and humour!


SLAP is run by two YSJ graduates (Sophie Unwin and Lydia Cottrell)  who have had brilliant reviews as SLAP and as 70/30 Split in national newspapers. 

With performances and cabaret nights called Dry Hump, Softcore Boundaries and Theseus Beefcake, what’s not to like?

Sophie and Lydia have put together some offers below … enjoy:
YSJ Student Offer
If you book to see one of the shows at the York Theatre Royal on Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd you can get free entry to the show at John Cooper Studio after for free, just show your ticket on the door and say YSJ. 
So if you book for Fat Girl Singing you can see SOFTCORE BOUNDARIES for free. 
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If you book for The FAUN Project you can see Looks Like God for free. 
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Meaning you get to see 4 shows for just £6! 

Events that would be of particular interest: 

Fat Girl Singing – 21st Feb – 7pm – York Theatre Royal 
A funny, uplifting and compelling solo show for those who have ever felt that their body is up for debate.
Details –
SOFTCORE BOUNDARIES – 21st Feb – 8:30pm John Cooper Studio
An immersive Live Art performance exploring the politics of the queer body.
The FAUN Project – 22nd Feb – 7pm – York Theatre Royal 
The FAUN Project is a contemporary dance performance. The choreographic process is a conversation between millennials and their predecessors. 
DRYHUMP – 23rd Feb – 8pm – The Crescent
Queer Cabaret showcasing some of the leading drag, live art and queer performers from across the UK.