Writer: Alice Birch
Director: Nerida Bradley
Nestled into the tardis-like Other Room behind the curtain at Cardiff’s much-loved arts-venue-come-bar, Porters,REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN,promises just over an hour’s worth of bad behaviour.
Written by Alice Birch as an examination of the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st Century,REVOLTexplores themes of gender, conformity, motherhood and sexuality – all dressed up in an ever-changing cycle of elaborate costume and a neon-pink runway stage.
With pops of humour, clever use of space, and a healthy dollop of the entirely bizarre, expect to spend the majority of the show clutching your pint (it’s a pub theatre, and drinks are actively encouraged), feet away from an enthusiastic troupe of talented actors, wondering what on earth is actually going on.
Are you missing something? What’s the significance of the giant watermelon costume? Why do they keep mentioning potatoes? Are you supposed to know who’s playing who – or if the sketches link together? Maybe, maybe not.
But with a fantastically diverse cast and team of creatives, you’ll find an unashamed exploration of the expectations society places on women to fit into certain boxes, conforming to a patriarchal narrative. With that, combined with a brilliantly intimate and quirky venue,REVOLTpromises a good evening out.
You’ll come away feeling like you’ve seen something important – even if you’re mostly just baffled.
Runs until 29 May 2022