Boys Club at Jacksons Lane
Saturday 17 June 2017
London Fringe - New shows
A gender-bending satire on inequality, by Two Tongue Theatre, heads to Jacksons Lane as part of its Postcards Festival 2017.
Image: Two Tongue Theatre
Playing as part of the 2017 edition of the Postcards Festival at Jacksons Lane - which runs from 11 to 29 July - Boys Club is a show playing for just one night at the north London venue.
Two unemployed actresses have no choice but to pass for men in order to get work.
Together, they host the male cabaret ‘Boys Club' and deliver a testosterone-fuelled routine of dances and macho jokes ... until an accident forces them to rethink their options.
Two Tongue Theatre is London-based duo: Sharlit Deyzac and Leonor Lemee.
Moved by a joyful attraction for what is strange, dark, funny and disturbing, their theatre playfully explores the female experience and combines intense physical performances, multiple languages and audience interaction.
Boys Club is Two Tongue's third show, devised by the company, under the direction of dark clown master Peta Lily.
In November 2015, the ‘Sony Leaks' revealed how top Hollywood actresses were getting paid less than their male counter-parts.
This sparked Sharlit and Leonor's desire to make a fun feminist piece drawing from their experiences as women in the entertainment industry.
Boys Club started its life as a 30min piece titled 'Twisted and Tongue Tied', which was performed throughout 2016 in the UK and France.
In its full length version, Boys Club premiered at Voila! Europe Theatre Festival in November 2016 and has been touring London since.
It has been programmed at Theatre Utopia, The Etcetera Theatre, Hackney Showroom and the King's Head Theatre.
A notable feature of Jacksons Lane's Postcards Festival is that all the shows are 'Pay what you decide' - you simply reserve your tickets in advance (it's free to do so) and then pay what you want after the performance.
Sounds good, eh?
Find more details about shows playing during the festival on the venue's website.
Writers - Sharlit Deyzac, Leonor Lemee
Director - Peta Lilly
Producers - Two Tongue Theatre
269A Archway Road
London N6 5AA
July 12 2017 at 8pm
Running time 55 mins
Pay What You Decide