Shooting from Below

Midgitte Bardot

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This performance is a Work-in-Progress double-bill.

See this show alongside Katy Baird’s Get Off by booking seperate Pay What You Can tickets for both performances on the same evening.

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £8)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 16+

This event takes place in person in our Recreation Room

Presented as part of Bloom 2024: a series of double-bills featuring performances developed with BAC.

See this show alongside Katy Baird’s Get Off by booking seperate Pay What You Can tickets for both performances on the same evening.

In the form of musical theatre, movement, live art and drag show – Shooting from Below is the beginning of something bigger than all of us. What happens when we gaslight a dwarf star enough to the point of combustion? 

Midgitte Bardot, the alias of solo artist Tamm Reynolds, presents a Work-in-Progress sharing of their new show where they alter the alter-ego and explore who is really dwarfing who? 

“Not allll people without dwarfism are under the presumption that people with dwarfism are there for entertainment as pets, toys, fetishes, dream sequences, musical numbers… just most.”

Performance has been written into dwarf bones against their will. They’re a local celebrity wherever they go, with little power and large influence. From the mines, the courts, the cabarets, the big screen to… performing arts institutions. 

Join Midgitte as she questions: why is it violence she seeks? Let’s make a show to find out. What happens when a dwarf has power? Are the non-dwarfs on their knees? By choice? What does a land look like when it’s designed and ruled by Midgittes?  

Are we going to… dare they say it, get political about this?    


Tamm Reynolds is a solo-artist also known as Midgitte Bardot (who is the most glamourous coping mechanism in the world). They have been performing across the UK cabaret, live art, drag, theatre and club spaces since 2016.  Now, working on a solo show after two previous work-in-progresses (2022 & 2023), alongside starring in Royal Court’s Sound of the Underground (written by Travis Alabanza and directed by Debbie Hannan) in a winter run in 2023.

Find out more about Bloom 2024 here


Performed by Midgitte Bardot
Written and performed by Tamm Reynolds
Produced by Becky Plotnek and Sarah Tarry
Directed by Debbie Hannan
Photography by Victor Frankowski
Direction and dramaturgy by Temi Wilkey
Musical direction by Nicol Parkinson
Set design consultancy by Tim Spooner
Access support by Miau Vartiainen
Dramaturgical support by Travis Alabanza and Debbie Hannan


Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by Old Diorama Arts Centre, Level Centre, Centre for Live Art Yorkshire and Arts Council England.

Seed Commissioned by Marlborough Productions for New Queers on the Block.



This event takes place in person in our Recreation Room. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.



  • Haze
  • Loud music
  • Themes of violence
  • Lived experience of ableism
  • Nudity

This show is in development so content details may change.

Pre-Show Information

This performance will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.


We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.


Catch these shows alongside Katy Baird’s Get Off throughout May 2024.