Photo Credit: Holly Revell

Milk Presents: Self Service

Milk Presents: Self Service is a series of episodes exploring the notion of it’s a kind of queh...oh wait a minute...QUEER. 

We take a wild stab at defining the indefinable in a show that spans decades of popular culture, political upheaval and quaint normalness. This show leads the audience on a punk style journey through queer, in an attempt to see what ‘normal’ really is when it comes to gender, sexuality and beyond. It brings into question the way we live our lives and things we take for granted.

With original live music, animation and wild costumes, we bring you a uniquely low-fi, raucous performance. From Ann Widdecombe’s crusade to protect marriage to influences from the Beatnik generation, this show wears high heels a size too small and sunglasses a size too big.

The show was supported by Escalator East to Edinburgh, The Point, Eastleigh, Camden People’s Theatre, Selby Town Hall, New Wolsey Theatre and Theatre Poton, Slovakia.

It was the winner of the Europe Art Touch International Residency (Theatre Poton, Slovakia)



The Stage                                         Fest Mag              

British Theatre Guide                       Broadway Baby     


The show toured in 2013 and 2014 to; 

The Basement, The Gulbenkian, The Point, Camden People’s Theatre, Theatre Poton, York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Marlborough Theatre, Brighton and Northern Stage at St Stephens


"A messy, knowing, joyous, tender, angry piece of cabaret"

The Stage

"An absolute gem. Every minute spent with Milk Presents treading these boards is a gift, not just to the Fringe, but to all types and categories of people everywhere. This is cabaret of the most welcoming kind"

British Theatre Guide

"This fabulously enjoyable queer cabaret is filthy, flirty, cheeky, and far more complex than the glittery surface would have you believe"


Creative Team

Director Lucy J Skilbeck

Designer Natasha Piper

Lighting Designer  Timothy Slater

Musical Arrangements  Pete Aves

Composer Lucy J Skilbeck

Production Manager Adam Robertson

Producer Ruby Glaskin

Creative Mentor Lu Kemp

Creative Mentor Sarah Brigham


 Pete Aves

 Ruby Glaskin

 Adam Robertson

 Lucy J Skilbeck