Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm
Broad Chare, Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ
£10 (£8 concessions)
Commissioned by Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Development supported by Birmingham Rep Foundry and MAC. Produced by Penned in the Margins.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Schlock! is a powerful feminist satire for the cut and paste generation. In the grand tradition of literary terrorism, Hannah has ripped up her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey and now, surrounded by the crumpled pages and with the help of radical punk-pirate Kathy Acker, she attempts to put the female body back together. Join them on a journey through texts and voices pregnant with pain and pleasure, mothers and babies, domination and submission. In a performance as strange as it is beautiful, we discover there are no safe words.
Weird and unsettling … authentic and deeply considered … a tidal wave of words that maybe, just maybe, contains extracts from all the feminist books ever written