Fri 2 March // 20:00 (cancelled)
Sat 3 March // 14:00
Sat 24 March // 20:00
Tickets: £12 full / £10 concession
NUDES FLASH: FRI 2ND PERFORMANCE POSTPONED TO SAT 24TH
“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands,
Kill their children
And become lesbians”
Come and see us do all of this…and more!
Venus is about to collide with Earth! A multi-character melange of opinion paints the stage rainbow coloured, sequined, hairy and fleshy pink…
Blending music, comedy, drag, movement, dance, buffoon and the grotesque – Queen Cunt sees all power to the feminine, the wrathful, the sensual!
In an age of Harvey Weinsteins, where passing trends compel some to surgical operation, where mainstream porn has hijacked sensuality, we delve into the wild waters of our womanhood, reclaiming the body in a joyful, dark & often anarchic exploration.
Why is it that the oldest term for the female genitalia in the English language is such a shocking and criminal expression? Expect darkly comic, expect personal perspective, expect not turning a blind eye to gender based violence and expect a joyful reclaiming of the feminine, whilst unashamedly shedding light on the patriarchal systems that keep us all bound.
With absurd sketches from characters ranging from Virgin Mary, to Theresa May, from Burt the drag king, to Frida Kahlo, this is a quest of two comedic female performers to tell it how it has never been told before! What is left that really is sacred and feminine, and what exactly is profane?
With guest appearances from Maeve Bell and Naomi Smythe.
Fuck capitalism, fuck abusing mother nature, lets all get together and make sweet love!
Cunt – a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning either woman, knowledge, creator or queen. Oldest word in the English language for female genitals & “The most heavily tabooed of all English words” (Rawson, 1989).
Trigger Warning: This show explores issues surrounding consent, assault & pornography
Queen Cunt - Sacred or Profane? débuted at The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, September '17 and comes hot from Camden People’s Theatre (Jan '18) & Bike Shed, Exeter (Feb '18), Calm Down Dear Festival, with sell out shows and glowing reviews, including;
“A queerly delightful sketch show that packs a political punch… an array of funny, alarming, sometimes relatable & always memorable characters.” ★★★★ LGBTQ Arts Review
“A c*nt-troversal contemporary ‘Vagina Monologues’, dripping with dark humour...A stunning kaleidoscope of character changes... a celebration of women, pleasure & the many differing shades of sexuality…this show will change lives.” - Review, Weston Supermum
“Struck SO many chords in my life and made me proud to be alive at a time when theatre like this is being made!” - Review, Exposé
Established Bristol based and touring performers China Blue Fish and Deborah Antoinette, joined by Naomi Smyth & Maeve Bell - present their newly devised and much-anticipated work.
They strive to be daring, uninhibitedly radical & ridiculous, and they relish the unknown element of live audience interaction. Inspired by clown, Absurdism & Dada.
Image Credits: Rose Popay Design, Tilly May Photography, Claudio Ahlers Photography