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Hole- Royal Court, London

Writer: Ellie Kendrick Director: Helen Goalen/ Abbi Greenland Reviewer: Grace Patrick In the hollowed out, cavernous Jerwood Upstairs, which is currently flecked with paint and (hopefully intentionally) a little unfinished looking, Ellie Kendrick’s Holes is a fiery, explosive take on the theme of female rage. Expectations inevitably run high at theatres like the Royal Court, but as the piece grew it ...

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Future Bodies- HOME, Manchester 

Writers: Clare Duffy and Abbi Greenland with Helen Goalen, Jon Spooner and Becky Wilkie Directors: Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen Reviewer: Dave Cunningham According to the lyrics of a song in Future Bodies: ‘The future is coming -and it’s coming hard’; this is not a play where punches are pulled. Future Bodies compels the audience to consider complex intellectual and philosophical ...

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Two Man Show – Derby Theatre

Devisers: RashDash Theatre Company Reviewer:Hannah Powell If want to see a show which attacks today’s patriarchal system from both a feministic point of view and from the more masculine view point, then this would be the show for you to witness. A beautiful movement piece with added live music because words just aren’t enough for everything they have to say. ...

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RASHDASH: We Want You To Watch – The Lowry, Salford

Original Director: Caroline Steinbeis Tour Director: Laurence Cook Reviewer: Hannah Hiett RASHDASH is comprised of performers Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland, and producer Charlotte Bennett. They are understandably Fringe favourites – delighting audiences with their own brand of high energy, garishly-coloured dance-theatre that explores big things in a big loud way. We Want You To Watch is a show about ...

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We Want You To Watch – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alice Birch Music: Ben and Max Ringham Tour Director: Laurence Cook Original Director: Caroline Steinbeis Reviewer: Rich Jevons For those of us who read the SCUM manifesto in the Seventies, Rash Dash’s vitriolic and visceral We Want You To Watch, commissioned by the National Theatre, lets the audience off quite lightly. But in comparison with other feminist agitprop and ...

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FEATURE: RashDash’s Mission To End Pornography

There have been a number of times this year when Charlie Bennett, producer of RashDash, has breathed out a familiarly exasperated sigh. We haven’t needed to ask why. We understand the code. It refers to the beast we are currently nestled in the jaws of: Taking our National Theatre co-production We Want You To Watch on a national tour. The ...

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We Want You to Watch – The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Alice Birch and RashDash Tour Director: Laurence Cook Original Director: Caroline Steinbeis Reviewer: Joan Phillips Here is a production that proposes an insight into the very serious issues of pornography and sexual violence, but gets so caught up in its own noisy confusion and physical convulsions that it crowds out its initial serious intentions. Written by Alice Birch with ...

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