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Theseus beefcake

A hero and minotaur are locked in the ultimate death match. Theseus Beefcake journeys into the dark labyrinth of masculinity, colliding mixed martial arts, death metal, American frat culture, rodeos, pornography and Greek mythology along the way.

Joseph Mercier and Jordan Lennie push against their personal thresholds of pain and pleasure in this unforgettable duet exploring masculine excess, fantasy, friendship and competition.

Cast & Crew

Created in collaboration with Jordan Tannahill and Brendan Healy

Performed by Jordan Lennie and Joseph Mercier
Directed by Joseph Mercier

Lighting and Media Designer Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn
Sound Designer Dinah Mullen
Scenographer Rachel Good
Production Manager Hannah Moore
Producer Clara Giraud


Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Arts Council - Lottery Funde

Commissioned by Homotopia and The Albany.


9th - 11th March 2016
Albany Deptford, London
Tickets: £12 £10 conc
Book tickets

January 2016, Live Art Bistro, Leeds
November 2015, Homotopia, Unity Theatre, Liverpool
July 2015, Dance City, Newcastle

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