Dates and Times
Mon 29 Jan at 7:30pm
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 #3:
AntiBodies by Sara Ismail and Laila Samy
An exchange: we come together to explore our experience of ourselves from within. We ask, reflect, and experiment with different configurations. “Every new configuration contains masses of the old one”. We build and shed.
ReMarkable by ReMarkable Collective
ReMarkable is a scratch of a new idea, how would it look if all the times our bodies had been touched without consent were mapped? Devised by a group of non-actors and actors during a workshop process together with an all-female and non-binary creative team, stories will be shared onstage without the use of words. Moments profound, mundane, or unwanted are reclaimed onstage, where they are remarked in joyful, tender, colorful and surprising ways.
This brave and messy journey culminates here onstage for the first time, the beginning of a sharing space we hope for hundreds more stories.
She Beatnik by Joanne L. Williams
In her final year of high school Joanne got up in front of her English class and proudly talked about Beat poetry. She intensely loved these writers and their work. Her classmates sat on cushions, listened to jazz and breathed in the incense Joanne brought in. She was very proud of her presentation. And by this time, she had read enough famous literature that it did not even seem odd that this much beloved canon seemed to not have a place for women at all.
What would it look like to reverse the genders? Joanne grapples with beautiful words and ugly views, with digging the Beats but not their uncool anti-woman vibes. This is a feminist Beat happening. Focus your audio.
Taking the Piss by Vendetta Vain
‘Taking the Piss’is a new work in progress by circus cabaret artist Vendetta Vain that looks at the complex relationship between ‘gender’and urination. Mixing research, interviews and performance to look at the how the most basic of bodily functions is a convoluted maze of morality, politics, taboos, and transgressions.
Image credit (c) Karen Smith (ReMarkable by ReMarkable Collective)