I Wish I Had A Moustache

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Dates and Times

4 October 2014 to 4 October 2014 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

Book Tickets

Part of Calm Down, Dear : a festival of feminism

  • Spend the evening at CPT and take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – see two shows for just £18! Catch Women's Hour at 7.30pm along side I Wish I Had A Moustache
  • See three shows throughout the festival for just £25.50 with our bargain festival pass.

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Presented by Keisha Thompson
14+

A coming of age story that explores beauty, gender anxieties and the taboo of body hair. 

From the fearless endeavours of Malala Yousafzai to the lyrical stance on the latest Beyoncé album, the experiences of women are on the agenda for discussion. Young girls and boys are engaging with the concept of gender and beauty depicted in popular culture. One arm of this discussion the seeming dichotomy between promoting equal rights for women whilst endorsing beauty stereotypes. The show asks “When do you call yourself a ‘feminist’?” “Can you be a modern-day feminist and also feel the immemorial need to shave your legs?” “How much are we willing to change about ourselves before our soul disowns us?” The protagonist will go on a comedic, at times disturbing, journey to find out if she has a problem with her gender, her culture or just herself. 

Body hair is a topic which brings out a reaction in most people. Join Keisha as she takes you on a Socratic journey through the history of the female beauty regime – as far back as 16th-century, looking at the ‘Book of Secrets’ depilatory recipes.This show will also shed light on Armpits 4 August, an organisation that campaign during August encouraging women to grow their body hair in order to raise awareness of PCOS and raise money for Verity.

"Poignant and touching" – The Good Review

About the artist

Keisha Thompson is a published and performance poet, singer, writer, actor and workshop facilitator. She has been writing since primary school and has been published in four anthologies. She has performed nationally and internationally, working with the likes of Saul Williams and Amiri Baraka.

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