Women’s Hour

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Fri 20th - Sat 21st May at 9pm

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Presented by Sh!t Theatre


Women’s Hour – I’M FINE – Women’s Hour. First on Women’s Hour: Men, then us. Women’s Hour. Later on Women’s Hour: Ankle Socks? Women’s Hour.

Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and winner of ​ Three Weeks Editors Choice​ award 2015, Women’s Hour is a cabaret piece of “giddy, freewheeling silliness” (Exeunt) about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman

Listen again (from 21min30sec) to Sh!t Theatre talking about their show on R4’s Women’s Hour here.


‘frantically funny and unapologetically forceful, this show isn’t just a must see, attendance should be compulsory’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘surreal, clever and hilarious…the standing ovation at the end was equal parts male and female’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

‘smart and necessary from a young company who are really finding their own distinctive voice’ ​ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Catch Women’s Hour in a double bill with The Joke (7pm). Two shows for just £16!

About the Company

Our work is informed by our trained disciplines of music, performance art and long-form improvisation. We consider performing the ‘sh!t’ to be theatrically political and use different theatrical and artistic devises (such as dance, though we are not trained dancers). Our embracing of the ‘sh!t’ challenges preconceptions that, on stage, only virtuosity has traditionally been given a voice.  The work consists of political satire; the personal; comedy; music; physical theatre, documentary practice and frequently explores the meta, in that we examine our theatrical practice on stage.

Our work celebrates ‘live-ness’ – lines are learnt and then un-learnt, sections are left to be devised on stage, pieces re-written in response to the specific audience. We love improvisation, cracks in the facepaint, failure and being SH!T.

Winners of the ​ Total Theatre Award ​ 2013 for emerging artist/ company and an ​ Arches Brick Award​ 2013. Shortlisted for the 2014 ​ Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award​ . Three Weeks Editors Choice Award​  at Edinburgh Fringe.

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