ED2015 5/5 Reviews

Women’s Hour (Sh!t Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Women's Hour

What does it mean to be a woman in a country where tampons are a luxury item but razors are not? Sh!t Theatre have one hour in which to deconstruct the way women are presented by the media, wielding comedy like a hammer against the ridiculous constructs and constraints that are associated with womanhood. Taking the format of BBC4’s ‘Women’s Hour’, the show looks at what it means to be a woman today and in doing so makes some uncomfortable findings. Commissioned for the Camden People’s Theatre’s ‘Calm Down, Dear’ festival of feminist theatre, ‘Women’s Hour’ obliterates inequalities with logic and laughs. Visual, physical, frantically funny and unapologetically forceful, this show isn’t just a must see, attendance should be compulsory.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]