Party Scene











Party Scene is a collaboration between choreographer Philip Connaughton and writer/director Phillip McMahon, with a company of incredible performers, that celebrated the sweaty high of the session but asked tough questions about drugs, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community. Looking at Chemsex through an objective lens the shows aim was to spark conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family and care within the LGBTQ+ community.

Delving into the underbelly of queer culture, THISISPOPBABY presents an unflinching and provocative new dance-theatre show about desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction. Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene asks: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?


Show Duration: 65min, no interval
Stage Size: Min 9m wide x 15m deep / Height clearance of 5m
Touring Party: 11

Tzu-Yin Hsu


Created by:
Philip Connaughton,
Phillip McMahon
Performed by: Anderson de Souza, Liam Bixby, Ryan O’Neill, Matthew Morris
Producer: Carla Rogers
Lighting Design: SJ Shiels & Suzie Cummins
Sound Design: Frank Sweeney
Set & Costume Design:
Ellen Kirk
Dramaturg: Ruth Little


Party Scene
“Exceptional…Gripping and Seductive”
The Times
"Serving up dance theatre with images that speak and words you can see"
The Arts Review