The Gentle Art of Punishment

Dates and Times

Thu 18 - Sat 20 Jan at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 conc

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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 Daughter Product


“Risky, unsettling and unexpectedly fun…”

Three women unravel their girlhoods, idols and ideals in a nostalgic, dream-like narrative of choreography and theatre. The Gentle Art of Punishment explores how women relate to each other as friends, lovers, daughters and mothers – and how these relationships are carried forward.

This piece is for anyone who has ever had a crush on their therapist, thinks Drew Barrymore is under-appreciated in her dramatic roles, enjoys watching 90s re-runs, and thinks it’s perfectly suitable to wear Doc Martens in the summertime.

Initially performed at Montreal’s ZH Festival.


“The Gentle Art of Punishment is a beautiful, tragic, and darkly comic portrayal of the feminine”

About the company

Daughter Product is a Montréal-based, interdisciplinary performance collective. We consist of five artists from different live art disciplines (dance, theatre, electroacoustics), and are a feminist/queer collective. We create original pieces through a process of devising and collaborative-creation.

Image credit: (c) Jules Bédard

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