Dates and Times
Sat 1 Oct at 7.15pm
Part of Calm Down Dear, CPT’s unique festival of innovative feminist performance.
The first of two scratch nights as part of Calm Down Dear, exploring the themes of the festival. Expect brand new works in progress, never-before-seen ideas and artists dipping their toes in the water. Schedule to be announced, but artists performing include:
Oh Yes! Oh No! (A Good Girl’s Guide to Liberating Your Orgasm) by Louise Orwin
I’ll have what she’s having by Jess Brodie and Victoria Bianchi
I’ll Have What She’s Having explores the competitive nature of contemporary womanhood. The piece unpacks the pressures put on young women to forge a career, marry, procreate and get on the property ladder all before hitting 30 (all whilst remaining incredibly thin and attractive). We’ve never had so many choices – and yet, choosing not to follow the road-most-travelled results in the creeping feeling that you’re not doing the right thing. It’s an autobiographical work inspired by the widely diverging lives of two women despite their similar ages. @msvictoriabee | @jessicab0nnie
Baby Daddy by Elinor Coleman
Ellie is a single mother. Her daughter has started to call everything ‘Daddy’- the cupboards, her toys, people on the street… She needs to find her a Dad before her entire childhood slips away. Or at least before she realises that the lampshade is not her Daddy.
Baby Daddy is a humorous, personal and tongue-in-cheek insight into the world of sexuality in motherhood. A personal and intimate account of living your twenties with a baby in tow, feeling a failure and facing up to your responsibilities when you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. @ElinorMidz