To round off the first day of Lancaster's inaugural feminist festival Hear Me Roar! we bring you an ecclectic triple bill by Northern artists. The Rose Company, Jack Heaton & Ruby Henderson and Eggs Collective present extracts and works in progress of their latest creations.
The Rose Company - The Frolicks
The Rose Company, Lancaster's all-female classical theatre company, present a rehearsed reading of extracts from The Frolicks by Elizabeth Polewheele. Written in 1671, this is a hugely entertaining Restoration comedy with a feminist edge. It involves seduction, cross-dressing, dancing, mistaken-identities and mayhem - much of this orchestrated by the witty heroine, Clarabell as part of her scheme to reform the rake Rightwell. Don't miss this opportunity to become acquainted with a play which in spite (or because) of its daring wit, has not been performed since it was written.
Jack Heaton - No woman, no cry
How old were you when you decided what kind of person you were going to be? Jess is sixteen. Her Dad isn't the best role model and her Mum's no better. Her big sister spoon-feeds her big ideas from the world of University but where does that leave Jess?
Who makes you you? Which bits of your family stick and which do you shake off? This funny new short play by Jack Heaton takes a sideways look at a big question.
Written and directed by Jack Heaton
Performed by Ruby Henderson
Creative support from Jilly Sumsion, Laurence Wilson, Joe Sumion and Louie Ingham
Eggs Collective Get A Round (10mn extract)
Catch a fast and furious extract of the latest offering from Eggs Collective, Eggs Collective Get A Round, a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face.
Eggs Collective Get A Round explores friendship,kindness and belonging against the backdrop of a big night out. Smart and energetic, entertaining and political, this is a piece of theatre that warms hearts and reeks of Blossom Hill.
Then follow the Manchester trio into the the night as they take you to the next event: Drunken Nights
"Full of guts and warmth and brimming with northern soul" Dickie Beau