Hole

Hole

Royal Court · 28 NOV - 12 JAN

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22 November 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“It is enormously refreshing to see women getting mad on stage, filling the space with their anger (so often politely suppressed), and enjoying it. There were times when it made me lean further back in my seat as if the Furies had just manifested in front of me. But most of the time it made me want to lean forward to drink in the snarky wit, the unapologetic bodies and the glitter and song that chart the accumulated pain and humiliations of 2,000 years of history and myth and male dominated storytelling.”

Using word, music and movement in equal parts, Ellie Kendrick’s debut play asks how power is created and is directed by Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland (from the award-winning company RASHDASH).

Overview

“We’re harpies.
We’re a three headed bitch.
We’ve been guarding the gates.
Now we’re throwing them open.”

A hole in the ground. Three women are forcing their way out.
They’re singing. They’re moving. They’re taking up space. And they refuse to apologise.

“This is a take over. We’re taking over.
You came here to look.
We’re giving you something to watch.”

Critic reviews

Ellie Kendrick livens up her inventive debut with astrophysics and ancient Greek myth – but it could use more concrete argument

The Guardian

Ellie Kendrick’s flawed but ferocious debut play reverberates with feminist rage

The Stage

Quite the spectacle

WhatsOnStage

It has a raw energy and coherence that makes it more than just an angry slap in the face of complacency

The Arts Desk

Self-righteous anger with diminishing returns

The Telegraph

Ellie Kendrick’s fiery feminist cabaret feels slightly overshadowed by its directors, RashDash

Time Out

Ardent, radical theatre that will leave you thinking long after you leave your velvet seat

Everything Theatre

Date & time

Until 12 Jan
Wed 28 Nov - Sat 12 Jan, 3pm & 7.45pm

Venue

Royal Court
Sloane Square SW1W 8AS London, UK · Get Directions
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