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Tuesday 14 March 2023

7.30pm - 7.30pm


£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU students


The Rose Theatre


The Arts Centre

Image credit Andrew Moore

Tuesday 14 March 7:30pm

Paul O’Donnell presents Dia-Beat-Es

The world’s first Type 1 Diabetes themed party (probably)

Paul is a Type 1 Diabetic and has been for 28 years. He’s also a DJ and has been for about 5 months. He’s not perfect at either. Both are challenging skills, spinning multiple disks at any one time.

Join DJ Beat-es for this unique theatrical comedy DJ set as he mixes popular songs like Sweet Dreams, Because I Got High (blood sugars) and Bleeding Love into his own story of living with the condition.

It’s a fun filled party centred around the T1 Diabetic experience, a celebration of that community and the families supporting them, as well as a call to action for making T1 Diabetes Burnout ‘sexy’.  

Feedback from audiences:
“It really had everything”
“Fun, exciting, emotional, educational, unique and simply brill”
“Listening to facts around diabetes and then weaving that spoken word into disco ‘songs’ was genius! Very moving at times but so upbeat”

Join Paul as he drops beats on the past 28 years of his drug-filled* life, mixing in the highs and lows of living as a full time diabetic… and part time DJ.

Access: AD and CC delivered to audience members’ own mobile devices will be available at all performances. 

Closed captions
Audio Description

Age guidance: 12+ 

Content warnings: some strong language, flashing lights, reference to needles and drugs

Running time: The live show is 60 mins and is followed by a 30 minute DJ set of sweet, sweet music for anyone who wants to keep on dancing

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