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13 April–14 April 2018

Arcola Women's Company

Smile, Darling

by Devised by the Company

“Shut up, just shut up, shut up.”

We are angry. We are emotional. We are frumpy. We are frigid. We are feisty. We are illogical and irrational and high-maintenance. We are hormonal and hysterical, sassy and shrill. We are bossy. We are bolshy. We are bitchy. We are crazy and clingy and cold. We are sweet and sassy.

We are brave. We are passionate. We are confident and creative and courageous. We are aggressive and strong. We are adventurous and ambitious, resourceful and rational.  We are funny. We are authoritative and hardworking and grounded. We are powerful. We are unlimited.

We are women.

In their inaugural performance, Arcola Women’s Company explores the dichotomies of womanhood and the intersections of gender, race, identity and culture. We are not the same but we are all in this together.

Directed by international theatre-maker Bec Martin-Williams.

Part of Creative/Disruption 18
#SmileDarlingArcola #ArcolaWomen #CreativeDisruption18


Sofia Bagge
Adwoa Bannerman
Kheira Bey
Stevie Bryant
Kaysha Carol
Maya De Bresser
Cydney Folan
Lolade D. Ajala
Lucy Harper
Suzie Houlihan
Catherine Herman
Lora Krasteva
Buddleia Maslen
Sophie McKay
Michelle Hanks
Nanna Remond
Amelia Sharp


Devised by the Company


Bec Martin-Williams

Assistant Director

Fumi Gomez

Lighting Designer

Michael Paget


Verity Messett
Full Price £12
Concession £10

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Press enquiries: Bec Martin —

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.

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