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Cinderella Lives! (Aisling Kiely)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

Written and performed by Aisling Kiely, ‘Cinderella Lives!’ is an enjoyable, funny, thought-provoking look at feminism. Her piece questions how far women have progressed, using elements of physical theatre and a well-executed series of characters in conversation with one another. Kiely is a talented writer and performer, able to be funny and entertaining about serious, challenging issues. The show is clever and creative in its approach, raising questions about women’s liberation and the forces that created this freedom. As Cinderella is given a modern makeover, it draws on the contrast between the fairy tales we are told as children and the expectations placed on modern women to “have it all”.

Venue 13, until 24 Aug (not 12), 8.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]