period dramas

writer: HEATHER MILSTED / director: FRAN CATTANEO
21 & 22 June
7:45pm
£15/£12
Sun/Mon only

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present. Years of unchanneled disappointment that Period Dramas were not actually about periods have been powered into this show. Combine a history degree and a persistent fascination in the way the world shies away from menstruation and thus Period Dramas was born. An eclectic and funny mish mash of genre, Period Dramas invites audiences of all perspectives and backgrounds to come together in a taboo-busting celebration of self, whilst also unpicking the practicalities of periods in the past.

From the ancient world and medieval England right up to the present day, Wanton Child Productions are proud to present a history that has for so long remained hidden, we warn you…it gets bloody!

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 60 minutes without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

booking:

telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

the fall – POSTPONED

17 Mar - 4 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

THE FALL is a darkly comic retelling of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, where the fear of Saw meets a twisted Romeo and Juliet. Two people. Locked in a basement, they face a simple choice – make a life together or attempt escape. What will they choose?

king – POSTPONED

22, 23, 29 & 30 Mar

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

Meet King: a down-on-his-luck migrant dishpig locked out in the back alley for the night (again) with only the bins to keep him company. A satirical monologue about life, crushed dreams and bad luck, written and performed by award winning Greek playwright, comedian and actor Dennis Matsikas.

graceful – POSTPONED

7 - 25 April

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy? – POSTPONED

19 & 20 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)