About the Show/Event
Information for Are There Female Gorillas? at Camden People's Theatre, Inner London (Play). Meet Girl and Gorilla. They have been together for as long as they can remember. Ever since they were born into a world of patriarchal gaze. Girl is shaved. Gorilla is hairy. This is a problem. One which they can't solve easily. Are There Female Gorillas? is a response to the #metoo campaign and the surge of mainstream feminism. This is a two-women show inspired by real-life female experiences, particularly our insecurities surrounding body hair, breaking out of the mould of being a "lady" and the feeling of being pulled between societal expectation and our own animalistic, natural selves. Created by experimental artist Grace SDS and writer/actor Sophie Ablett, this is a show that blends spoken word, childhood games, naturalist new writing and facts about gorillas.
Approximate runtime 55minutes (including any interval).
Performers Sophie Ablett (Girl), Grace Strickland de Souza (Gorillla).
Author Grace Strickland de Souza. Author Sophie Ablett. Producer Liam McLaughlin. Director Tamar Saphra.