Since their first performance with a special screening of John Waters Pink Flamingos in Bristol, Beacons, Icons and Dykons have been wowing audiences with their unique take on film nights.
Not for them just an extra big bag of buttered popcorn, or even a audience sing along, Beacons, Icons and Dykons (BID) push that envelope a little further for a evening full of colourful creativity.
BID will be at the Exeter Bike Shed Theatre with ‘the muchly mysterious and engagingly erotic‘ Pink Narcissus at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, on Sunday, October 8, at 8pm.
But what is that will get the films selected for the BID treatment?
‘I always choose films that don’t get to see the light of day much,’ effervescent compere Tom Marshman told us.
‘Sometimes they are considered naff or bad but have they have something unique in them. Sometimes they are so bad they are good!
‘Often we break up the film, fast forward or remove sections which helps.
‘We love Derek Jarman, John Waters, Kenneth Anger.
We are showing The Wiz at the Bike Shed Theatre in November, which is a street Wizard of Oz, focusing on the African American.
‘There are some great routines in the film and performers we have selected will bring their own perspective, for example Owen Ridley-DeMonick, a dancer whose critiques representation of the black body within film and entertainment.’
Beacons, Icons and Dykons’s screening of Pink Narcissus takes place on Sunday, October 8, at 8pm.
And their night of The Wiz is Sunday, November 5 at 8pm.