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Mon 18 May 2020 at 7.30pm
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An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. Expect brand new works-in-progress, never-before-seen ideas and some of the freshest work from the UK’s most innovative and exciting theatre-makers based on the themes of Calm Down, Dear.
’69 by Maddie Haynes
’69 is a retelling of the historic first moon landing, told from the perspective of the Moon herself. Writer/performer/celebrated scientist Maddie Haynes has spent years studying, watching and interviewing the Moon; this work-in-progress sharing brings together her findings so far.
’69 was first developed as part of the Pow! LGBTQ+ artists development scheme, in association with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Bar Wotever and Spread the Word.
‘Vapid’ by Sarah Shear
It’s like a pop song stuck on repeat, but with more glitter. And if you think that means it lacks depth, then you aren’t really listening. You should really listen to her. Listen to her. Listen to her. Listen to her. Listen to the woman covered in glitter. What will you see when she shakes it off?
‘Just Another Hypochondriac’ by Katie Beard
Just Another Hypochondriac, explores the social stigma and gender bias surrounding women’s health care. In this witty and brutally honest one-woman show, comedian Katie Beard takes us through her tragi-comic experiences of living with Vulvodynia. After nine years of chronic pain, dead-end treatments and being passed like a parcel through a healthcare system in which major women’s health issues are frequently missed, misdiagnosed and remain a total mystery, Katie wants to know why. Prepare to lube up, Just Another Hypochondriac is one hell of a ride.
‘The Conversation’ by Jack Britton and Jess Munna
An American woman and an English man attempt to kickstart an important conversation, moving forward in a post me too, post-Brexit, post-Trump, post-truth, post sense world. Framed as ‘The Conversation between men and women that needs to happen right now’, this work weaves from feminism, body image, mental health, gender data biases and what it means to be an Ally. This work looks to explore the things that divide us, the things that unite us and the things that need to change.
Image credit (c) Jose Farinha
Image description: A photograph taken from onstage focused on a microphone with the audience out of focus in the background, lit by colourful lighting.