by Alice Birch
Recommended by Libby
“Most importantly, this play should not be well behaved.”
Unapologetically raw and angry, the play is both a feminist manifesto and an experimental piece of theatre. Structured over a series of abstract scenes, it looks at who language is designed for and how it shapes our experience of sex, gender and life. The scenes are absurd, exhilarating, funny and disturbing - sometimes all at once - as Birch asks what's stopping us from doing something radical to make change. It's a call to arms: to revolt through the destruction of language and society, and to look more closely at the conventions which shape our lives."
You are expected to behave... Use the right words Act appropriately Don't break the rules Just behave. This play is not well behaved. Alice Birch examines the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century and asks what's stopping us from doing something truly radical to change them. Winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising New Playwright 2014.