Don't Talk To Strangers

Don't Talk To Strangers

Location: Forge - The Vaults, Leake Street

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25 February 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“An intergalactic rom-com set at warp speed”
“It’s hard to resist a company called Hot Cousin. They’re a collective of female-identifying makers whose Don’t Talk to Strangers is a feminist extra-terrestrial love story.”


An extraterrestrial love story. A disco in a galaxy far far away. A rom-com set at warp speed... Hot Cousin present a feminist reimagining of Carl Sagan’s Golden Record.

Hot Cousin are a collective of female-identifying practitioners who met through MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. We make experimental, structurally daring work that references pop culture, gossip, pastiche and satire. Our work is interdisciplinary and straddles the boundary of live art and theatre; we are dramaturgs, composers, choreographers, editors and performers. We are always ourselves, and we are always someone else. We use deadpan delivery, playful physicalities and complex sound art to reframe past events through intersectionalist narratives with a tongue firmly in one cheek. Until that cheek bleeds.


Tags: Live Art,Sci-Fi,Surreal

*Nudity, loud noises

Critic reviews

An entertaining and illuminating romp through astrophysics and humanity

Everything Theatre

An entertaining and thought-provoking play

Broadway World

It’s hard to judge devised theatre based purely on the presentation, when the process can often be far more important

Theatre Weekly

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 27 Feb - Sun 1 Mar, 6pm
Runtime: 1 hr


The Vaults Leake St, London SE1 7NN London, UK · Get Directions

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