About the Show/Event
Information for Maiden Speech Festival - Hear Me Out/Becoming The Invisible Woman/The List/Me, Mum & The Patriarchy/Minor Disruptions/The Revelation of a Sad Christian B at Tristan Bates Theatre (TBT), Inner London (Festival). Maiden Speech is a dynamic and exciting theatre festival staging brand new work by emerging theatre makers. Now in its second year, Maiden Speech returns with 16 new shows, championing new work that engages with themes of gender, sexuality, and identity through a myriad of stories and styles. The 2018 season will bring together more than 40 emerging creatives for a two-week run. In 2018, the festival will present drag performance and dark comedy, cabaret and spoken word, solo shows and so much more. Maiden Speech is committed to challenging the representation of women in theatre, with an entirely female-identifying production team and 87% of the programme created by female-identifying artists. The production team is also entirely comprised of theatre-makers who identify as LGBT+. This year, Maiden Speech are using their platform to raise funds for Stonewall, an organisation that campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.
Producer Lexi Clare. Author Kayla Feldman (Hear Me Out). Author Sarah Wanendeya (Becoming The Invisible Woman). Author Lucy Park (The List). Author Keeley Lane (Me Mum & The Patriarchy). Author Katie Paterson (Minor Disruptions). Author Mark McCredie (The Revelation of a Sad Christian Boy).