Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

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UK Premiere

Joseph Keckler (New York)

In Concert

Friday 18 October 2019Saturday 19 October 2019

Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street
Birmingham, B5 4TB United Kingdom
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Presented in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome. This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

70 mins
£12 – £10
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Jospeh Keckler

Vocal virtuoso, charming provocateur, master prose stylist.

After recent shows at Lincoln Center, New York and Centre Pompidou, Paris, Joseph Keckler makes his UK debut, performing an intimate evening of his work in concert form—haunting art-pop songs and wild arias about daily life that spiral into the sublime and ridiculous. Hailed by New York Times as a "major vocal talent whose range shatters the conventional boundaries... with a trickster's dark humor," he delivers an experience that dances between comedy, commentary, and communion.

Accompanied by soulful pianist and vocalist Matthew Dean Marsh.

‘Fucking amazing’

– Amy Schumer

Fierce Says

At the last Fierce Festival performer Erin Markey told us we had to book Joseph – and that’s a recommendation you’d be a fool to turn down! Joseph’s offbeat humour has earned him a cult following in the USA and we’re thrilled to present his debut UK performances at Fierce before he goes on to a run at London’s Soho Theatre.


Friday 18 October 2019


Birmingham Hippodrome, Studio 5

£12 – £10

Saturday 19 October 2019


Birmingham Hippodrome, Studio 5

£12 – £10