Schlock! (extract)

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Dates and Times

8 October 2014 to 8 October 2014 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£10 / 8

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Part of Calm Down, Dear : a festival of feminism

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A work-in-progress, presented by Hannah Silva. 
Schlock! will be followed by a post-show discussion "Sex & Subversion on the Stage" with Hannah Silva, Guardian arts critic Maddy Costa and, fresh from his groundbreaking new play Men in the Cities, experimental theatre-maker Chris Goode.
15+

Schlock! is a powerful feminist satire for the cut-and-paste generation.

In the grand tradition of literary terrorism, Hannah has ripped up her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey and now, surrounded by the crumpled pages and with the help of radical punk-pirate Kathy Acker, she attempts to put the female body back together. Join them on a journey through texts and voices pregnant with pain and pleasure, mothers and babies, domination and submission. In a performance as strange as it is beautiful, we discover there are no safe words.

"Weird and unsettling … authentic and deeply considered … A tidal wave of words that maybe, just maybe, contains extracts from all the feminist books ever written" Exeunt, June 2014

“Hannah Silva uses techniques like cut-up and collage, sound poetry and physical theatre to create something that’s unique but nods to older forms like shamanism, pre-religious ceremonies, Dadaism, and the kind of games that children play with language” – Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3

Schlock! is commissioned by the Poetry Trust and produced by Penned in the Margins.

About the artist 

Hannah Silva is a poet, playwright and performer, known for innovative explorations of language, form and voice. Her short solo piece Total Man (Electronic Voice Phenomena) was shortlisted for the 2013 Ted Hughes Award. She is an Associate Artist with Penned in the Margins who published her debut poetry collection Forms of Protest in 2013.

www.hannahsilva.wordpress.com | @HannahSilvaUK

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