Motherland

Dates and Times

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Nov 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Jo Tyabji

So what do you think of the state of your country today?  

Some people say it’s about needing British values. Some people say it’s not about intolerance, it’s about not tolerating intolerance. Some people say they don’t mind change but its happening too fast. Some people say we need to decolonise, get back to the true India.  

And what do you say?  

Know that feeling like you can’t say anything? Like you don’t know what you could say? Like you don’t want anyone to start shouting, or tweeting 25 tweet threads at you?  

And what do you feel? 

When they tell you you’re not Indian. When they ask you, quietly, politely, still holding your passport, to step to one side. When they tell you you’re not British. When they say you’re a terrorist. When they add your name, without you noticing, to a list. 

It’s not right, violence. But then maybe sometimes, just sometimes, you feel like it is.  

Motherland – punching fascists in the face through the medium of drag. 

Warning: this is a visceral full bodied dragged up queertastic howl of a show, and it makes no apology for it. 

Supported by Arts Council England 

Produced in association with Milk Presents  

About the artist

Jo is Co-Artistic Director and founder of ivo theatre and Company Associate at Milk Presents. She drags as Joé de Vivre performing at Somerset House, the Cocoa Butter Club, Resistance Galleries and the Styx. As a director, she has also held residencies at the Almeida, the National Theatre Studio and Old Vic New Voices.  

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Image credit (c) Shawn Lewis

Upcoming Performances

Fri 29 Nov, 2019
9:00 pm
Sat 30 Nov, 2019
9:00 pm