Too Pretty To Punch - on tour

London theatre news: Thursday 30 January 2020

Festivals - LGBTQ+ - Shows - Tours

Edalia Day's 'Too Pretty To Punch' - a comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes - will be at Vault Festival and on UK tour.
Too Pretty To Punch at Vault Festival

Image courtesy Edalia Day

Too Pretty To Punch is a comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement, original songs and 'kickass' video projection.

The show features Edalia Day, a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker based in Norwich, and is touring the UK from February to May with a stop-off in London at Vault Festival from 3 to 8 March.

Trained at Lecoq and Alra, Edalia's theatre is visually stunning, with physical comedy and a child-like sense of play at the heart of everything they make.

They are a banjo wielding, poetry slam winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time.

Too Pretty To Punch is a hilarious, inspiring and uplifting 60 minute journey through everything you need to know about what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain that reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.

With the growth of social media, trans people all over the world are connecting - however, there's a huge gap in people's understanding about the issues being talked about.

Adalia said

"I grew up in a town where if you're trans you don't speak up.

You keep your head down and you keep out of sight.

I wrote this show for places like that, where even just being visible is an act of rebellion."

Here's the trailer for the show ...

Cast and creatives

Writer/Performer/Animator - Edalia Day

Co-composer & Vocals - Billie Bottle

Artists - B Mure & Jack Kelly

Set Design - Fleur Calder

Tour dates

Garage Theatre, Norwich, February 8

Old Firestation, Oxford, February 22

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees, February 26th The Lowry, Salford, February 29

VAULT Festival, London, March 3 - 8

Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool, April 2

Upstairs at the Western, Leicester, April 3

The Holbeck, Leeds, April 5

Phoenix Theatre, Exeter, May 19

The Hat Factory, Luton, May 28

Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, May 30


Edalia Day website

Book tickets for the Vault Festival run (prices from £12)

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