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Figs in Wigs, Commissioned by HOME presents

Little Wimmin

Figs in Wigs are back and this time they’ve got their period (dresses).

After five years of creating avant-garde, boundary pushing, genre-bending contemporary performance, Figs in Wigs have decided the only way to go is backwards…

Come join us for Figs in Wigs live art feminist adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. Blurring the boundaries of live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance Little Wimmin examines how we think about the past, what’s wrong with the present, and what we’re going to do about the future – if there even is one. Prepare to laugh at the traditions of theatre and poke fun at people’s obsession with ‘the classics’ as we turn the novel on its head before dismantling it entirely and transforming it into an unrecognisable cosmic catastrophe that talks about climate change, astrology and the infinite nature of the universe.

p.s Beth dies.

★★★★ “Revelling in brazen, absurdist satire, outlandish performance collective Figs in Wigs do anything but revere the 19th-century classic, instead hurling at it an off-kilter blend of feminist performance art, stomach-ache comedy and futuristic dance… The whole production is a boisterous piss-take.” – The Guardian