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    Ruby Portus presents

    Shall we just retire to the lake?

    Fri 27 May at 9pm
    Tickets £10/£8
    For vous tonight, and only pour you! Two women… One stage… Sparkling dirty sh*t… And why would we care?! Welcome to the cabaret fantastique des deux women…

    Content Notice
    Running Time 20 minutes
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeMild language and mild sexual references.
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeThe company does not believe their are any health notices - the shows are still in creation, so please check back if you have concerns

    ‘Shall we just retire to the lake?’ is a satirical, glitzy, feminist, cabaret-dance-theatre duet. Using satire and humour, it makes a ridiculous display of outdated gender roles, explores ways in which we can subvert them, and offers new possibilities for us all to try on for size.

    Get your microfibre cloths ready, we are coming to a theatre near you - armed with cleaning products, fake smiles and sequins - to rewrite all you have ever known...

    Originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, London, as part of 'Young Associates Mixed Bill 2018' and further developed with support from Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Leeds Dance Partnership through their Accelerate programme.

    Please click here to watch the trailer

    "Retro-futurist activist-comedy"
    The Guardian
    "A hugely physical and theatrical duet, giving us a peek into a compelling feminist experience"
    Wieke Eringa, CEO & Artistic Director Yorkshire Dance
    "energy and dynamism pours through"
    Wieke Eringa, CEO & Artistic Director Yorkshire Dance
    "high-octane physical theatre"
    British Theatre Guide
    "blasts through pre-conceived notions of what should be on the menu for a night of dance"
    British Theatre Guide
    "Satirical yet sensual. . . light-hearted and mischievous"
    The SRAND Magazine

    "Our children live in the most deprived ward in London and their parents cannot afford to pay for the classes and activities many more privileged children enjoy after school and at the weekends. A free-to-access youth group run by a local theatre in a professional setting is an incredible opportunity."

    Local school teacher