The Strange Case of Dr Dillon

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From 1915 to 1940, Michael Dillon struggled against a world that insisted he was a girl. The only way he could live a full life was to invent gender affirming care for trans men. Body aligned, he began work on his soul. Heart-break, world travel, and life as a Buddhist monk followed.

Today, trans identities are openly mocked in British parliament, and gender affirming healthcare increasingly difficult to access. Far from “new and experimental”, hormone and surgical treatments developed by and for Dillon, in partnership with an emerging plastic surgeon, are established best practices for the global medical community.

Follow Michael’s journey from his childhood in Folkestone, through his medical training and transition, to the Merchant Navy and Buddhist monasteries in India. Described by biographer Pagan Kennedy as “The First Man-made Man”, Dillon’s extraordinary life comes to the stage for the first time, with an all-trans cast.

Company: bramble theatre art


Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Venues: The Lantern @ ACT

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Age suitability:
12+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

 References to Mental Illness References to Mental Illness

 References to Suicide/Self Harm References to Suicide/Self Harm

 Depictions and references to Violence Depictions and references to Violence

Additional Content Warning:
Transphobia, emotional abuse.

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May 30, 2024


The Lantern @ ACT

Standard: £5


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