Travis Alabanza & Hackney Showroom


Part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”

Combined ticket


English / With German surtitles / Mit englischen Übertiteln (nicht durchgehend) / ca. 60 Min.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. How they are made, how they smell, how the mayonnaise feels on your skin. This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity. Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a relevant piece for nowadays.


With: Travis Alabanza / Directed by: Sam Curtis Lindsay / Set & Costume Design: Soutra Gilmour / Associate Designer: Isabella van Braeckel / Lighting Design: Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead / Sound Design: XANA / Movement: Nando Messias


  • Past
    German premiere
    Thu 27.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 28.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 29.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 30.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU3

There will be a contact person available during the days of the performances who can provide information on where to access help or information on any of the issues that were discussed in the performance and suggestions about getting home safely. Please ask at the box office.


Developed in association with Ovalhouse & Marlborough Theatre. Supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.