The Strange Case of Dr Dillon

The Strange Case of Dr Dillon

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 and Ladakh. 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.


Thu 30th May 2024 7:00PM

Tickets:  £5


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Company: bramble theatre art

Genre: Drama

Duration: 60 mins

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Age suitability: 12+

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

Content Warnings:

Mental Illness, Suicide/Self Harm,  Depictions or References to Violence, Transphobia, Emotional abuse.