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.
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.
"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
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
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