PANIC LAB PRESENTS THREE LADIES, THREE WHORES…AND AN UNINVITED GUEST / ANTIQUE WOMEN PRESENTS MU*LI*EB*RI*TY / MISS LADYFEST X: A TWISTED BEAUTY PAGEANT CABARET CONTEST / MORE TBA!
SO SHE SAID: EAT MY WORDS SUNDAY LUNCH SPECIAL / FOR BOOKS’ SAKE POETRY SHOWCASE / MORE TBA!
A Night at the Theatre
@ Studio La Danza, from 8pm
An engaging and dynamic evening of performances from two of London’s most exciting theatre companies! Comprising dialogues on feminism, ideas about identity and wry humour, this evening will include:
Panic Lab presents: THREE LADIES, THREE WHORES. . . AND AN UNINVITED GUEST (35 mins)
A non-verbal piece introducing three women struggling to be ‘ladies’, but failing outrageously in that task. Blending pop and classical music, a concise and colourful design, and a stunning physical language, it addresses the complexity of femininity. With a dark sense of humour, it touches upon issues such as body image, eating disorders, and sexuality.
“Physical theatre blended with touches of contemporary dance” – Three Weeks Magazine, Edinburgh 2008
” A fantastic piece of theatre” – Murray Healy
“Ladies acting like sexless loons” – The Scotsman, 2008
Antique Women Presents: Mu•li•eb•ri•ty (myo͞oˌlē-ĕbˈrĭ-tē)
1. the condition of being a woman
2. femininity (late 16th century: from late Latin muliebritas, from Latin mulier ‘woman’)
Created by a collective of eight female performers, and drawing on their shared and disparate histories and understandings, ‘Muliebrity’ is a work about notions, ideals and experiences of ‘femininity’. This is an intimate, touching and humorous piece exploring bodies, love, motherhood, gender, sex, rules, fear, images, stories and façades Using a rich blend of artistic forms and a sensory and immersive approach to space and audience-performer relationships, the Antique Women invite you to enter their world.
“the strain of an unresolved equation, of surface tension vs. mass, of internal meeting external, of flesh trying to cope with skin.”
For Ladyfest Ten, The Antique Women present a work-in-progress showing of this new piece. The Antique Women are an all female cross-artform company, with diverse backgrounds in singing, music, live art, dance, writing, and theatre. The company aims to create contemporary live work in which the audience’s experience is central, and which engages all of the senses. Between them, the members of the company have previously worked as creative collaborators with the People Show,You Me Bum Bum Train, The House of Fairy Tales, Panic Lab, Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Tinned Fingers, and Living Structures. The Antique Women have previously presented ‘Hug’, a short interactive performance for four audience members at a time, composed of original text and a capella harmony singing, and ‘Muliebrity’ will be the company’s first full-length piece of work.
The Antique Women are: Ira Brand, Sonya Cullingford, Natalie Clarke, Jane English, Jenny Minton, Ellie Showering, Verity Standen and Theodora Van Der Beek.
Important: This performance has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential. To reserve a slot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ira on 07811 861 831.
Please note: You will need to present a valid Ladyfest ‘rest of the fest’ pass for Friday to gain entry to this performance, but buying a pass does not guarantee your entrance. You will need to additionally reserve a slot.
Miss Ladyfest X- A Twisted Beauty Pageant Cabaret Contest
10pm – 1am @ The Horatia
Who will be crowned ‘Miss Ladyfest X’ at the most twisted beauty pageant in town? Witness the talents, tears and tantrums of a whole host of cabaret contestants including reigning queen of the comedy burlesque scene Shirley Windmill, fellow Tournament of Tease contender Miss Apple Tart, queer feminist punk performer Ste McCabe, cabaret’s wooliest egomaniac Hannah Ballouand many more. With the title open to contenders of any gender, sexuality and style, who knows who the ultimate winner will be? With a panel of special guest judges including Nicky Click, DJs and dancing til late plus the ‘Pound Shop Beauty Parlour’ offering makeovers.
So She Said: ‘Eat My Words’ Sunday Lunch Special & For Books’ Sake Poetry Showcase //
12-3pm @ The Horatia
So She Said, Ladyfest Ten and Storm in a Teacup’s monthly performance night, celebrating women and words, has teamed up with For Books’ Sake to presents a super sized portion of poetry, spoken word and storytelling from some of the tastiest talented performers around. A feast for your ears as you tuck into a traditional pub-cooked Sunday lunch.
Taking place from 12pm until 1.3opm, the poets, spoken word artists and storytellers presented bySo She Said will include: Laura Dockrill, the secret lovechild of Tim Burton and Roald Dahl, with the best undercut and taste in footwear on the spoken word scene; Zorras, a trio who perform poetry-music-weirdness fusion with megaphones; Liz Bentley, one of the quirkiest voices on the UK’s spoken word scene, a sit-down comedienne and host who entertains audiences with poetry, stories, ukulele and casio keyboard; Dzifa Benson, a “weaver of well-crafted poems and captivating contemporary myths” (Apples & Snakes); Jay Bernard, a powerful, engaging, and surprising poet;Sally Crabtree, the pink-wigged pocket Venus from Cornwall and a delightfully eccentric performance poet; and Kate Tym, with carefully-crafted creations of the spoken word.
The For Books’ Sake Poetry Showcase (taking place from 1.30pm until 3pm) will feature: Alex Pryce, published in Agenda Broadsheet, Mslexia, Fortnight, Staple, Room Magazine and The Interpreter’s House, and Director of PoetCasting; Katy Price, a poet who has been featured in such publications as Seam and Blackbox Manifold; Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, writer and film critic who has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies such as Taddle Creek,Pottersfield Portforlio, and Gaspereau Review; and Sophie Mayer, Commissioning Editor for queer literary journal Chroma who writes regularly for Sight & Sound, Little White Lies andVertigo about film, and for The F-Word, Venuszine and Shebytches about women and culture, co-editor of There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond and the author of The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Poetics of Love, Her Various Scalpels and The Private Parts of Girls.