A darkly comic political cabaret for our times by theatre-maker Julia Taudevin, partly inspired by the 2016 US election and the 2017 global women’s marches, and written in dialogue with over 100 people.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor, in association with Traverse Theatre and Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, presents
by AJ Taudevin
Someone. Somewhere near here.
Near or maybe not that near. But never that far away.
Straightens their bunny ears and refuses to smile.
Joins a sea of pussy hats.
Gets through another day.
In April this year, theatre-maker Julia Taudevin (Blow Off, Some Other Mother, Chalk Farm) and Dr Iris Elliott, head of policy and research for the Mental Health Foundation, began exploring the impact of sexism on mental health.
Hysteria! is a darkly comic political cabaret for our times, partly inspired by the 2016 US election and the 2017 global women’s marches, and written in dialogue with over 100 people.
Oran Mor, Glasgow Mon 9–Sat 14 Oct
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Tue 17–Sat 21 Oct
Supported by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Praise for Blow Off
‘A dynamite hour of sexual politics.’ The Guardian
‘An important and necessary piece of theatre.’ Exeunt
‘As clear and sharp as shattered glass.’ The Stage
Sexism & Mental Health: Drop-in Workshop for Women
Julia Taudevin and Dr Iris Elliott will also host a drop-in workshop on Sexism and Mental Health in Perth as part of the Women of the World (WOW) festival. Click here for more information and booking.
Perth Concert Hall | Sat 28 Oct, 2–4.30pm
£10–£14 | 08444 771 000, playpiepint.com
£13.50 | 0131 228 1404, traverse.co.uk
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX