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Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DIY sperm banks, pole dancing comedians and personal experiences of vaginisimus will all feature in this year’s feminist festival at Camden People’s Theatre. The festival is being curated for the first time by genre-bending female-led performance company Figs In Wigs, who performed at the festival’s first outing back in 2013. This year’s programme spans intimate bathroom-based theatre to the vastness of space, from the past of 500 years of violence against women to a future where all men have become extinct.
Now in its ninth year, Calm Down, Dear is one of Camden People Theatre’s flagship festivals, showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative work exploring all forms of feminism. Highlights include Curfew, commissioned by CPT, which explores the sad, frightening, funny, and hopeful verbatim experiences of women and non binary people in public spaces at night. Meanwhile, Mummy Vs uncovers the guilt & parenting tropes in modern Britain told through the personal experiences of one unlikely parent. Returning to Calm Down, Dear in film form after being shared at the 2019 festival, Your Pink mixes classical references from Greek mythology and fairytales with the modern world of Instagram, pop music & #MeToo.
CPT’s acclaimed feminism festival first launched in 2013 with shows including Bridget Christie’s award-winning standup set A Bic for Her and Louise Orwin’s electrifying solo show Pretty Ugly. Revived each year by popular demand, it has since featured electrifying work by Racheal Ofori, Hanna Silva, Charlie Josephine, Ira Brand, Rosana Cade, Milk Presents and more, alongside much-discussed performances including Fuel Theatre’s Phenomenal People and Vanessa Kisuule’s SEXY.