Milk presents


Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 22 Sep, 20:00

Advisory age: 12+ (contains mild bad language)



Written & directed by Lucy J Skilbeck

“I am a bull. I am a bull…ish. I live between worlds. Slip between myths with dexterous leaps. Do I scare you? How about now?” 

Meet Asterion, better known as the terrifying, blood thirsty Minotaur of Ancient Crete. Follow them through one cabaret odyssey, one strapping search for the man they might want to be.

From the makers of smash hit JOAN (Off West End, Fringe First and Stage Award winner) Milk Presents bring you BULLISH. BULLISH pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rulebook. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, BULLISH is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth. 

A new mythical play with songs, negotiating ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity. This show drops a proverbial bull into a china shop and hopes it breaks everything.

BULLISH premiered to a sell-out London run headlining ‘Come As You Are’ festival, the first festival celebrating trans, non-binary and gender-queer theatre.

The show was commissioned by the Camden People's Theatre Home Run Commission, through the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and has also received support from the Arts Council England, Derby Theatre and The Bush Theatre.

Join us in the bar after the show for our Theatre Club. Find out more here.

Ticket information

£13, £12 concessions & £11 members - become a member




  • “Bullish provides a heart-felt look at what it means to be gender fluid”

    British Theatre Guide
  • "a radical message in a populist show, wringing new meanings from an ancient myth"

    ★★★★ Whats on Stage
  • “A triumphant piece of theatre that is entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure”

    ★★★★ Everything Theatre

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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