Little Man


Sat 12th June, 7pm

60 mins


Nexus Arts

Little Man is a love letter to the 90s rainbow overalled, Spice Girls loving queer kids. It’s a show about growing up. Loving and losing the ones you love. It’s about awkward bowl haircuts, emo fringes and adolescence. The music that makes you, and the people that are there from A to Z. With original songs by BJ Shaw plus a couple of 90s throwbacks.

Written and Created by BJ Shaw
Directed by Catherine Campbell

BJ (Brenton) Shaw is a cabaret performer, writer and composer based in Adelaide. Their work centres around access and inclusion within the arts, working with people with disabilities, children and young people, the elderly and the LGBTQIA+ community. They currently work at Tutti Arts. Performance highlights include: Heathers (Big Bud Dean/JD Understudy), Seussical! (Horton the Elephant), The Sovereign Wife (Kim), The Wild Blue (Man 2), The Spirit Level (William Banks), EYE Music (Possum), Les Miserables (Courfeyrac), Earshot (Albert Clarke). They are currently composing the score for a new Australian Musical called Hide exploring Australian LGBTQIA+ stories from 1920-2020. They are also working on a one-person play exploring identity and masculinity called Beard. They were the founder and musical director of all-inclusive LGBTQIA+ Ballarat choir Quoir from 2017-2019, as well as working as a choir director for Poco Tutti, The Tutti Ensemble, Allegria, and Sing For Joy choirs. They are a music theatre graduate of Federation University Ballarat’s Arts Academy (formerly BAPA), and The University of South Australia BA Arts (Honours).

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