Acclaimed one-woman musical cabaret comes to Exeter Library

Rose Collis

Posted on: 9 February 2016

Writer and performer Rose Collis brings her acclaimed one-woman musical cabaret show to Exeter Library next week (Monday 15 Feb), as part of an Arts Council-funded tour for LGBT History Month 2016.

‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’ is the first ever musical cabaret show written and performed by a British female author. This original entertainment, written and performed by one of Sussex’s favourite personalities, is a unique mixture of music, history and comedy.
It combines stories, vignettes and songs about some of her favourite, eclectic LGBT ‘trouser-wearing characters’, from Nancy Spain to Colonel Barker and stage legend Dougie Byng.

Praise for Rose Collis

‘OUTSTANDING SHOW’ – Fringe Review
“Rose Collis has the air of someone moving to the next level: all the elements of her previous experience researching, writing and performing unite during this show in a natural and self-assured way.”

‘BREAKING THE MOULD’ – Ultimate Planet
“Ideas of masculinity, femininity, male and female are brought to life through the real experiences of ground breaking performers and broadcasters, the forerunners who broke the mould and to whom we owe much for our current freedoms and acceptance. There are plenty of lessons from their bravery and it is very fitting we celebrate that during History month.”

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The original production of Trouser-Wearing Characters was directed by Matt Thompson, 2016 version directed by Kinny Gardner B.C.A.a

Event details:
Where: Exeter Library, Rougemont Room
When: Monday February 15 at 7pm. Doors open 6.30pm
All tickets are £5, bookable online at or available on the door.

The performance will be followed by informal Q&A sessions with Rose Collis and the opportunity to buy books by her.

For more information about the show and Rose Collis, visit her website.

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