After 100 years of women’s suffrage in Britain how far have we really come?
Raucous, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, This Really Is Too Much is a genre-busting show that reveals the downright absurd realities of life as a three-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturising W.O.M.A.N. in modern society.
'Gleefully compelling' (Exeunt), slickly choreographed and dripping with feminist charm and anarchic wit, the showcombines dance, dark comedy and theatre. Gracefool Collective delve deeply into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles, wrestling with gender, identity and social convention along the way in this accessible and humorous exploration of gender inequalities.
The four performers, Kate Cox, Sofia Edstrand, Rachel Fullegar and Rebecca Holmberg, fight themselves, each other and society’s expectations for women to be individual, political, beautiful, popular, in control – and in their place.
’A joy to watch…a gleeful, compelling piece’Exeunt
Gracefool Collective is a four woman strong company of theatre makers formed in 2013. They make post-intellectual-
pseudo-spiritual-feminist-comedy-dance-theatre about the absurdities of modern existence. They aim to provoke, delight, and defy convention through irreverent physicality, sharp writing and arresting characters. Their work tackles serious issues while never taking itself too seriously.
This show is for anyone interested in dance, theatre, laughing, crying, feminism, gender, identity, smashing the system, ticking the boxes, beauty pageants, political speeches, salad, moisturiser, water, turtle necks, disco, Steely Dan and/or Barry White.
This Really is Too Much is supported through funding via CATAPULT (Llankelly Chase, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Spin Arts and Yorkshire Dance), Northern Connections (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), CARP (Barnsley Civic), Dragon's Den (OneDanceUK) and Activate Performing Arts.
‘Comic verve and strong material skillfully performed’ The Stage
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