What happens when women are given a whole hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman?
Sh!t Theatre hoped to write a show about how great Dolly Parton is, but then they were commissioned by a man in London to write a show about women for his festival of feminism.
The result also went on to become one of the big hits of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. It enjoyed sell out performances, 4 and 5 star reviews, a Three Weeks‘ Editors Award and was hailed as one of the ‘Five Best Plays to See’ by The Daily Telegraph (not bad when you consider there were almost 3,500 shows at the Fringe!).
Women’s Hour is a show that’s part comedy, part theatre, part cabaret, part performance art, and totally fun. Discover what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman. Feminist theatre for all genders.
Women’s Hour is a mix of satire, song, clowning, movement and mess akin to cabaret or sketch comedy. Combining newly written sections and verbatim text taken from advertising, news media and pop culture, it is constantly updated in response to current affairs. There’s loads of new sh!t happening to women all the time…
★★★★★ “Frantically funny and unapologetically forceful, this show isn’t just a must see, attendance should be compulsory.” – Three Weeks (Editors Choice Award Winner 2015)
★★★★ “Surreal, clever and hilarious…the standing ovation at the end was equal parts male and female.” – The Daily Telegraph (Five Best Plays to see in Edinburgh)
“These performers are wonderfully skilled and incredibly watchable, and I am excited to see a company who really want to say something and aren’t afraid to use their stage to shout… They are fun and brilliant and I’m very glad to see feminism fighting strong on stage.” – Total Theatre
“[A] riotous, righteous mash up of comedy and performance art.” – The Stage
★★★★ “Swaggering, smart and side-achingly funny… A funny but fierce look at what it means to be a woman today.” – What’s On Stage
★★★★ “It is funny but it is also chilling. This is the wonderful cleverness behind the show… Ridiculously side-splittingly funny, you’ll have a ball.” – Broadway Baby
“Bang-up-to-date old-fashioned piece of feminist agitprop theatre… from a young company who are really finding their own distinctive voice.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Smart and necessary from a young company who are really finding their own distinctive voice” – The Guardian (Top Tickets for the Fringe 2015)
“Incredibly slick… cleverly written, its quickfire delivery is polished and accomplished.” – The Reviews Hub
“A theatre company with an intelligent and unique take on current social issues… This company have a very bright future.” – Quiet Man Dave