Dates and Times
Tuesday 6th July at 7:15pm
Featured in our Calm Down, Dear Festival: three weeks of blistering performance celebrating the female experience and the fight for gender equality. Click here to view the full line-up.
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Presented by Kat Lyons
Kat thought they were too young to worry about menopause; biology thought differently…
Dry Season is a spoken word theatre show that interweaves music, movement and medical texts with original poetry and animation. Using the roles of women in fairytales as a starting point, Kat takes the audience on a journey through a chaotic year of hormone issues, NHS visits, and unexpected camaraderie.
Honest, intimate, and threaded through with dark humour, Dry Season uses Kat’s autobiographical experience of premature ovarian failure to question societal expectations of age and gender, and explore wider issues around mental health, identity, and how we cope with loss.
Dry Season was created by Kat as a response to the shock of their unexpected diagnosis, and to enable representation and discussion of issues around menopause. Having discovered that their initial feelings of shame and isolation were shared by countless others, Kat decided to counter this, using the prism of their own journey to generate knowledge and empathy between people of different ages, genders, and experiences.
“Perfect mix of raw honesty, humour and beauty”; “Loved it – brilliant, engaging and vitally important” – audience feedback, work-in-progress show, Alma Theatre Bristol.
Supported and funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Artspace Lifespace. With thanks to Bristol Ferment.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This performance contains references to anxiety and mental health issues.
The company don’t believe there are any health warnings in this performance.
If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing Emma, our General Manager at [email protected]
About the company
Kat is a Bristol-based writer and performer, with a debut poetry collection forthcoming in 2022 from Verve Poetry Press. Their work is personal, political, and grounded in their belief that everyone has a story to tell, and a voice worth hearing. Kat is currently producing a series of spoken word events to platform older women’s voices and experiences.