The Festival of Feminism returns for a second year of theatre, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance and discussion later this month.
Performances this year include a surreal, satirical Women’s Hour from one of the hottest young companies in the UK. There’s also a show busting the myth of boy-meets-girl, and another that shreds Fifty Shades of Grey into a thousand pieces. Finally, there’s a night of performance and film exploring feminism and age, and a “live, interactive performance garden” celebrating inspirational women. Oh, and there’s pole-dancing, moustache-toting and close harmony singing too.
“In autumn 2013, our first festival of innovative feminist performance, Calm Down, Dear, struck a nerve. It was a big success for CPT, and provided a focal point for the extraordinary and exciting conversations about feminism that were happening at that time. They’re still happening, and intensifying.
“At CPT, our themed festivals are usually one-offs. But we couldn’t resist bringing this one back. Audiences were asking for it. Artists were asking for it. More and more great feminist-oriented work was being made – and the seeds planted at our 2013 festival were starting to bear fruit. It also felt important to establish that just because feminism was “hip” in 2013 doesn’t mean we can forget about it in 2014. Now we can’t wait to pick up where we left off with a blistering three weeks of new performance and new angles on the fight for equal treatment and equal rights, and on what it means to be feminist in 2014.” – Brian Logan, artistic director of Camden People’s Theatre,
Camden People’s Theatre presents Calm Down, Dear: The Festival of Feminism from the 24th September to 12th October.