Newcastle Live Theatre
Saturday 21 March
Schlock! is a powerful feminist satire made 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. There are no safe words here.
was originally commissioned for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, where it premiered in a Saturday afternoon slot to an audience of over 250 people. A risk-taking piece of programming for a major poetry festival, left audiences stunned, energised and, in the post-show discussion, deep in debate about sex, power, contemporary feminism, and the role of theatre to unsettle conventions.