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WIP It Real Good #1 is a jam packed night of work-in-progress performances. From theatre to cabaret, comedy to live art, we have handpicked some of the most interesting artists on the block creating new work that has never yet been seen. Join us for an evening of freshly half-baked delicacies. The outer shells may well be crisp but the interior is definitely still squidgy. Come ready to witness the unfinished.
DEAR SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR
Presented by LYDIA BRICKLAND
Dear Sophie Ellis Bextor is a fun autobiographical exploration of queer icons, and finding yourself. Featuring an eclectic mix of big gay karaoke bops. Expect glitter, glamour because in this karaoke booth anything goes.
Lydia has always loved Sophie Ellis Bextor
Lydia has always been queer
Sophie Ellis Bextor has always been Lydia’s queer icon
Lydia would love to be a queer icon
When Lydia starts to not feel queer enough – she starts to write Sophie Ellis Bextor some letters. Because obviously the best person to contact about your queerness is a straight woman, right?
A fun and high energy performance piece full of songs, bopping and dancing. Will you too Murder the Dancefloor?
FOR YOU: WICKED
Presented by MAYA WILLIAMS & LIZZY TAN
In a power-play-meets-dress-up-game, high femme archetypes are pasted onto bodies navigating surveillance and waltzing in six-inch pleasers at the knife edges of performer, labourer and object. Through this performance, Fimbo Butures (Maya Williams and Lizzy Tan) conjure a realm somewhere between online and offline, Girl On Girl, sight and site. The piece takes place between the liminal spaces that simultaneously exist in the IRL and URL and explores these same sites as professional and provocative performance spaces set against warped archival erotic footage.
Presented by EMMA BOURKE & ILDIKO RIPPEL
Wilding is a queer and politically charged performance exploring activism and Feminism. Devised by Ildikó and Emma, a relative of suffragette Emily Davison, Wilding celebrates the human right to protest.
Wilding is a politically charged, intergenerational two-human performance exploring radical protest and feminism.
Emma (24, she/her) relates to women's struggles from a personal perspective as she is perceived as a woman, but feels rejected by the feminist movement because she does not identify as a woman. She is an asexual, non-binary lesbian AND she’s the cousin of the militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. You can’t get more feminist than that.
Ildikó (45, she/her), a pansexual middle-aged mum is a second-wave feminist, and after burning her bras and having grown her armpit hair she has been riding every wave of feminism since.
Emma and Ildikó let their personal perspectives clash, whilst tracing back their contemporary lives as women/humans to the moment Davison was crushed by the king’s horse. We are taking you for a ride on all the waves of feminism, and question how far we would go to fight for equal rights. Facing the threat by the government to remove the human right to protest, Wilding explores violence as a legitimate tool to protest against an oppressive system. The performance merges dark humour, autobiographical confession and archival footage, as the performers present original songs, cardboard waves and a pantomime horse.
“Such a crucial part of the UK theatre ecology… Developing artists and audiences”
The Guardian, 2016