Calm Down Dear: Big Bang #2

Dates and Times

Mon 22 Jan at 7:30pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 conc

Book Tickets

Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Mon 15 Jan – Sun 4 Feb. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Our regular night of works-in-progress returns for three Calm Down Dear special editions, exploring the themes of the festival.

Line-up for Big Bang #2:

Five Dresses I Never Wear by Rita Suszek, directed by Aisling Gallagher
“Five Dresses I Never Wear” is about dealing with femininity – highs, lows and everything in between. Between beauty duty, harassment, judgement and resulting feelings of shame and inadequacy… how do we find room to breathe in the space marked “female”?

Dame Theresa and The Whippettes by Dame Theresa, Eton Mess & Monsieur Blanc
Dame Theresa and The Whippettes are an act for today’s Britain. A celebration of multiculturalism and inclusivity for all races, backgrounds, genders and sexuality – all in the name of Great Britain! A celebration of the culture of the dominatrix in politics! Watch Dame Theresa whip those pesky Tory rascals into shape!

Way to the Pretty by Elinor Rowlands
Way to the Pretty is a slice of verbatim theatre highlighting the flaws in our egalitarian ideals by playing with how gender is approached in court. In a place where the barrister should be the most rational in the room, it’s the fool who has the last laugh.


Barrister – Gemma Abbott
Fool – Timothy Harker
Band – People I’ve Loved – Elinor Rowlands/ Tim Woods

Crimson Wave by Bez Kinte
Crimson Wave, cabaret clown extraordinaire, will now perform ‘woman’… at least she would if she could only work out what shade of lipstick will make you listen…
A gender/sex/expression/biological patriarchy-smashing bonanza exploring the cis-female body and how it interacts with the world.

Image Credit (c) Farid Jamaa (Five Dresses I Never Wear by Rita Suszek)

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