Calm Down Dear: WILD

Dates and Times

Wed 29 - Thur 30 May 2019 at 7:15pm

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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 Katie Villa and Laura Mugridge

It’s really hard to talk about birth without descending into enormous clichés. So we are going to do it with ferocity and comedy. And a pineapple.

WILD is a bold new piece of theatre about how we might be using the wrong language when we talk about birth. As part of the making process, Katie and Laura have worked with local women and birth professionals, each one of whom has their own completely unique experience of birth. There are as many birth stories as there are people.

WILD is part riot, part disco, part rite of passage. Expect comedy, music, loudness, bold talking and glitter.

“Highly enjoyable, deeply moving & incredibly funny. I loved everything about it.” – Daniel Bye

Supported by Arts Council England, Beaford Arts, Harrogate Theatre and Square Chapel.

Trigger Warning: the show contains references to birth, trauma & post natal illness.

About the company

Katie Villa is a performer, theatre maker and director. She has worked with companies including Theatre Rush, The Story Exchange and Quirk Theatre. 

Laura Mugridge is an award winning theatre-maker and comedian. Her first solo theatre show Running on Air won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is associate artist of Harrogate Theatre and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. She is also a birth and postnatal doula.

Twitter: @wildaboutbirth | Instagram: @wildaboutbirth | #WILD #STITCH #CDD19

Upcoming Performances

Wed 29 May, 2019
7:15 pm
Thu 30 May, 2019
7:15 pm