gender, stereotypes, privilege and authenticity with cabaret, poetry, hoops and Christmas dreams come true

Alice d’Lumiere performs at Norwich Arts Centre on May 15th and at Norwich Pride on July 27th. You may be wondering if your should attend her show.

Having had the opportunity to watch her live on stage at her past performance in Poplar Union in April, I have to say yes.

Set in a space where Alice gets to interact with the audience, viewers witness her exploration of feminine impulses, gravitating towards fitting in and speaking out occasionally on stage. She introduced us into her world of womanhood and has an articulate way of expressing exactly how that experience in life is for her.

While privilege is mentioned and openly discussed, it is her bravery in being authentic that leaves one inspired to emulate her example.

Surprises abound and she entertains with her wry humour showing us all it is to be a woman. Burlesque, cabaret, beautiful poetry, and childhood dreams coming true is what you can expect.

Truelove Tours presents…

“Speaking Out and Fitting In!”

Written and Performed by Alice d’Lumiere

Composer – Tina Gooding

Movement Director – Angelica Bangs

“Don’t let the world put you in a box, but do reserve the right to make an exhibition of yourself!” Alice d’Lumiere 2019

Alice d’Lumiere generally prefers to go unnoticed; she wants to be an ordinary person on the train, or in the supermarket. She’s happy to be anonymous; a sensible, middle-aged woman…. However, she’s also a Writer, an Actor and a Performance Artist; and therefore cursed with an occasional, but irresistible desire to speak up, stand out and be utterly unmissable! Alice is also male to female gender fluid…

“Speaking Out and Fitting In” is a new work in verse and prose, with flashes of cabaret and burlesque, in which Alice playfully explores the wonderful, if occasionally counter-intuitive, position of the transgender / gender-fluid individual striving to both fit in to another gender whilst at the same time yearning to establish a unique, personal voice for themselves.

In 2018 Alice was asked to loan one of her performance dresses to a Museum; a privilege she thought was reserved for the deceased and royalty; she then ended the year performing in public as a live Christmas Fairy. This is a show about how delightfully queer life can be when you decide to step beyond your birth gender.


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