VenueThe Bike Shed Theatre
From4th October 2016
To15th October 2016
What is currently on at The Bike Shed Theatre (V1892701352)
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Calm Down, Dear: A Festival of Feminism

Calm Down, Dear: A Festival of FeminismT0818003703
A festival of theatre and performance, cabaret, comedy, short films and lively discussion about feminism: what it meant then, what it means now, and why it's resurgent. There will be brand new shows, special commissions, input from leading feminist thinkers and provocateurs, and a critical eye turned on gender inequality, the sexualisation of society, everyday sexism, and much more. The last thing it'll make you do, dears, is calm down.

Archive :: production:T0818003703, festival:S0961586804, venue:V1892701352

Production details

The Orchard - Oct 4 at 19:00 - This is a performed reading of a script in development, with live music and song, and will be followed by an invitation to debate the work in conversation with the cast & team. Glamf*ckery! - Oct 5&6 - Glamf*ckery! sees a wax-job gone fascist, the women of FLAPZ magazine in all their glory, and asks ? how far would you go for the perfect selfie? All performed by a Lecoq-trained company. Cream Pie - Oct 7&8 at 19:00 - Cream Pie is a two-woman show about internet porn and its impact on sexual education, health, and relationships. Mixing together comedy with verbatim theatre, Cream Pie showcases the opinions of porn-consumers, academics, industry professionals, and the voices of the millennial generation. 40 Days of Rain - Oct 10 at 19:00 - 40 Days of Rain uses performance, comedy and music to tell the story of two unrequited lovers as they stumble through friendship, relationships and heartbreak into parenthood. In this intensely personal and autobiographical performance, theatre-maker Roland Smith explores his own experiences of misogyny, love and fatherhood. The Absolute Truth About Absolutely Everything - Oct 11&12 at 19:00 - A piece that offers a challenging but radically humane portrait of what it is to live in a society that is privileged like no other, but has a chronic poverty of empathy and what that means for the relationship between men and women. A Girl and a Gun - Oct 13&15 at 19:00 - This is a show about girls and guns. It's a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script in front of you. It asks what it means to be a plot device, what it means to be a hero, and what it means to watch. Expect gun-twirling, line-dancing, Nancy-Sinatra-singing. Badass Grammar - Oct 13&15 at 20:30 - Badass Grammar is a theatrical collaboration between a pole dancer and a guitarist, a composition in exploded view. With a mischievous agenda, the performance invites in the mucky subjects of shame, power & privilege. And takes them dancing.


Presented byDreadnought South West (The Orchard)
Presented byCreated a Monster (Glamf*ckery!)
Presented byCrossLine Theatre (Cream Pie)
Presented byRoland Smith (40 Days of Rain)
Presented byOlly Hawes (The Absolute Truth About Absolutely Everything)
Presented byImogen Butler-Cole (Foreign Body)
Presented byLouise Orwin (A Girl and a Gun)
Presented byRose Biggin & Kier Cooper (Badass Grammar)

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