Calm Down Dear: My Feminist Boner

Dates and Times

Fri 7 - Sat 8 June 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Tuesday 28 May – Sunday 16 June.

Take advantage of our double-bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16, or make the most of our Season Pass and book tickets for three different shows to receive a 10% discount. Simply add the tickets for the shows into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Sarah Blanc

Make yourself chinless, fatless, snotless, be a calorie counter, an exercise freak, a contour connoisseur.

From beauty product addict to born-again feminist, Choreographer and Performer Sarah Blanc takes you on her hilarious journey to growing her Feminist Boner. My Feminist Boner grapples with extreme societal pressures on the female body, and the conflict women feel between indulging in the beauty industry and maintaining their feminist ideals.

Why does the world place such unattainable beauty standards on women?

What does it mean to be a feminist today?

With honest confessionals, a show-and-tell of beauty contraptions, conversations with her feminist-hating Dad, progressively grotesque movement and satirical humour; Blanc reveals her anger at the commodification of women’s bodies and exposes the absurdity of the beauty industry.

This show contains props, movement and haiku written by her pop-loving younger self.

“This corker of a production is relatable, playful and will make your cheeks as pink as the products with laughter.” – The Review Hub, Brighton Fringe

Supported by Arts Council England.

This production contains strobe lighting.

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About the artist

Sarah Blanc is a choreographer and performer from Ireland, creating bold work that straddles dance, theatre and comedy. She is Artistic Director of all-female inclusive company Moxie Brawl, creates solo work, and takes on choreographic commissions. Sarah is a Candoco Associate Artist and is passionate about representing diverse bodies on stage.

sarahblanc.com | Twitter: @sarahblanc | Instagram: @thesarahblanc | #myfeministboner #mfb #femaleperformer

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