FK Alexander

(I Could Go on Singing)
Over the Rainbow

Presented by Contact + Word of Warning as part of Thursday Lates at the Whitworth during Queer Contact 2017

In Brief

In a unique individual moment of undivided love and attention, FK takes your hand, fixes your gaze, and sings you Judy Garland’s swan song.

See her trailer.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Thursday 16 February 2017, 6-9pm
Venue: the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER
Venue Tel: 0161 275 7450 (the Whitworth)
Tickets: free to enter at any time. N.B. the limited number of intense solo experiences are now fully-booked; there may be a few available in person at the Whitworth from 6pm on the night, first-come first-served.
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600 (Contact)

Access Information

Age advisory: all ages (parental/guardian discretion). A durational performance installation allowing audience members to freely come and go over 3 hours. Tickets for an intense solo experience are now fully-booked; there may be a few spaces available on the night, first-come first-served. Warning: uses strobe lighting and loud noise music; earplugs available on request. For specific age + access information please email or call 0161 232 6086.


With live accompaniment from Glasgow-based noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association, FK Alexander sings along to the recording of the last time Judy Garland ever sang Over the Rainbow, four months before her death.

Stand hand-in-hand with FK, and witness others do the same in this intimate interactive live experience of undivided love and attention.

Winner of Summerhall’s 2016 Autopsy Award + a 2016 Total Theatre Award.

Who is she?

A Glasgow-based performance artist, FK’s practice is concerned with issues of wounds, recovery, aggressive healing, radical wellness, industrialisation and noise music. Her work predominantly puts her body at the centre of ritualised, action based, often durational work, in often ridiculous attempts to communicate ideas around new language, new violence and new love.

Often collaborating with a range of live artists and noise musicians, FK’s work finds its home in outdoor performances, studio work, nightclubs and noise music gigs; as a former DJ, FK is interested in placing performance art in rock and roll settings and rock and roll in performance art.

What people have said about (I Could Go on Singing)…

Desperate, moving, distressing & beautiful too.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ What’s On Stage
★★★★ FestMag

(I Could Go on Singing)… in Manchester was recommended by Manchester Confidential, profiled by Canal St online + QuietManDave, reviewed by QuietManDave.


Created + performed by FK Alexander + Okishima Island Tourist Association.
Amplified by Nick Anderson + Roz Coleman. | Image by Jannica Honey.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Websites | @fkalexander | FK Alexander on Facebook
Thursday Lates at the Whitworth | Queer Contact 2017

Performance Programme Spring 2017

Wed 25 Jan, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | Part of WTF at The Lowry
Castle Rock
Thu 16 Feb, 6-9pm. Free | Thursday Lates at the Whitworth during Queer Contact 2017
(I Could Go On Singing)
Over The Rainbow
(Wed 1 Mar, 8pm sold-out.) Pay What You Decide | Part of WTF at The Lowry
A Machine They're Secretly Building
(Thu 16 + Fri 17 sold-out) Sat 18 Mar, 7.30pm. £12/10 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
Cock and Bull
Sat 1 Apr, 12noon-4pm. Free | Z-arts
Haphazard 2017