1-27 October

PERCEPTION FESTIVAL 2019

Nasty Women

Muses and assassins. Mothers and punks. Radical feminists and the ‘perfect’ wife.

Perception 2019 is a striking collage of theatre and performance, shaped by an all-female mix of uncompromising theatre-makers. They’ll be presenting dynamic pieces of new work all intrepidly investigating our perceived notions of femininity and womanhood.

This October, Nasty Women brings together a rich and riotous range of female voices. For our fifth annual Perception Festival, we invite you to come and celebrate the positive power of being a nasty woman.

#NastyWomen #Perception2019

Artwork: Anna Ferrier

PERCEPTION FESTIVAL 2019

Nasty Women

Muses and assassins. Mothers and punks. Radical feminists and the ‘perfect’ wife.

Perception 2019 is a striking collage of theatre and performance, shaped by an all-female mix of uncompromising theatre-makers. They’ll be presenting dynamic pieces of new work all intrepidly investigating our perceived notions of femininity and womanhood.

This October, Nasty Women brings together a rich and riotous range of female voices. For our fifth annual Perception Festival, we invite you to come and celebrate the positive power of being a nasty woman.

#NastyWomen #Perception2019

Artwork: Anna Ferrier

1 - 27 Oct

#NastyWomen
#Perception2019

FEMME FATALE

7- 27 Oct

Glamorous pop icon Nico (Velvet Underground) and radical feminist Valerie Solanas (SCUM Manifesto) collide in this unconventional dark comedy about fame, failure, and feminism. “Writing that sears and burns” (The Guardian) meets live music and film in a cabaret set up for an evening of uncompromising entertainment.

I'D RATHER GO BLIND

1-5 Oct

Inspired and informed by women who have lived through the criminal justice system, Somalia Seaton’s latest play is a tender exploration of motherhood in a world that is closing in around you.

AND SHE

4 Oct

Advice taken and ignored, tellings off, pep talks and tales of her past. We were always scared of sounding just like her but maybe she was right about some things.

HOW TO CATCH A BEAR

4 Oct

Ever wished you could talk to your past self? Carys has. Based on writer/performer Carys Wright’s own experiences, How to Catch a Bear is a semi-autobiographical journey through trauma to healing.

THE FROG PRINCESS PUNKED

12 Oct

What happens when Ivan marries a frog? Big sounds, a wicked racket! Urban meets forest. Patriarchy meets feminism. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless! This crazed punk fairytale warns of the danger of annexing the wild and the wisdom of liberating the female.

HAVISHAM

15-19 Oct

You are invited to this riotous wreckage of marriage in the 21st century. This deliciously provocative solo show asks if traditional perfection can really make us happy, or if we should wave goodbye to our great expectations…

THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB

18 Oct

The Cocoa Butter Club brings you a fierce line up celebrating feminine. Movers, shakers and groundbreaking performers of colour.