Annie Siddons

A 28,000 year old stone dildo is the queer artefact in the spotlight as Leo is joined by prolific writer, performer Annie Siddons to talk desire, sex toys, enhancing bodies and queer labelling. They are joined by expert in queer histories and founder of the Museum of Transology, EJ Scott.

As a response to the ancient stone dildo Annie Siddons weaves and performs the mythic tale of Hag and her mysterious pleasure-enhancing mission.

Leo Skilbeck is a writer/director/creator for stage and screen and the artistic director of Milk Presents. Their work spans a decade of queer performance making, and they are co-creator of TRANS FILTH AND JOY, a large scale cabaret made with Trans Creative. For theatre their work includes cabaret Chekhov THE BEAR/ THE PROPOSAL (Young Vic), drag king play JOAN (winner of Off West End Award, Fringe First Award), and Associate Director on FUN HOME (Young Vic).

E-J Scott is a curator, cultural producer and academic and was awarded the UK’s Museum Activist Award 2020/21. He is the founder of the and the British Digital Art Network (Tate/Paul Mellor Research Centre). He is Stage 2 and 3 Leader of the BA (Hons) Culture, Curation & Criticism at Central St Martins.

Annie is a writer and performer working in comedy, stage and screen. Projects include How (not) to Live in Suburbia (touring and Edinburgh Fringe), Raymondo, How (not) to Fight a Family Curse (Soho/Royal Court, in development). Her most recent work includes Dennis of Penge (writer/performer Ovalhouse/Albany) Ant and Hop at Unicorn Theatre and Babylon Beyond Borders (Bush Theatre). Her comedy persona Karima Kay has just started gigging in London. She is currently developing work for TV.