Arcola Women's Company

Smile, Darling

Devised by the Company

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“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
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