Dates and Times
Tue 16 - Wed 17 Jan at 9pm
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.
Presented by A&E Comedy
Enter The Dragons is an award-winning, funny, frank and fearless show about the pressures facing women as they age.
It takes the archetypal Hero’s quest and reframes it for the mature woman in the modern world. In doing so it unashamedly subverts prevailing ideas about beauty, sex and feminism in 60 minutes of action-packed, hilarious, tightly written performance.
It’s a knock-out combination of joy and dissent for anyone who is considering ageing.
WINNER of BROADWAY BABY BOBBY: Best of the Brighton Fringe 2017
“They marry hilarity and sincerity with such remarkable precision, it had the audience in both fits of laughter and heartfelt tears”
“Both performers joyously play and are excellently responsive to their packed, appreciative audience… Dooley and Edwards are gripping. They are dually metaphorically inventive and utterly hilarious – their innovations add to the lengths of their storytelling and some ideas are simply ingenious.”
“A delightful show which challenges us and our societal norms regarding mature women whilst making us laugh, and will be enjoyed by women and men of all ages.”
FRINGE REVIEW HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
“Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose, the performance as sparkly as Cinderella’s silver slippers. A fabulously entertaining evening.”
About the company
Together Abigail and Emma studied Scriptwriting for Film and Television at the University of Sussex and also attended Robert McKee’s legendary Story Seminar. They have gone on to write a number of scripts for television and film. Their sitcom “What Next”, directed by Cal McCrystal, won the prestigious Sitcom Mission Competition, and was optioned by Hat Trick Productions. Their short film “Flaws’ has been entered for several festivals, and they have filmed a pilot for a new series “Fleapit”, created in collaboration with Spymonkey Theatre Company.
“Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose, the performance as sparkly as Cinderella’s silver slippers. A fabulously entertaining evening.” Total Theatre.
Image credit: (c) Georgia Apsion