Sirens

Ontroerend Goed

Sirens

An Ontroerend Goed, Vooruit, Theatre Royal Plymouth & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd Co-Production

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Monday 24-Saturday 29 November 2014 Download Calendar

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Details

Sirens is written – and performed – by six young women, members of the internationally renowned Belgian company, Ontroerend Goed. It is their heartfelt, yet irreverent, feminist manifesto for the 21st century.

They describe a new journey of contemporary femininity: their expectations, persisting inequalities, hard-fought rights, self-censorship and everyday abuse.

Co-operating like a musical sextet, they scream, laugh, sing, speak and cry their way through their experiences as women in the modern Western world, with new-found joys and liberties. They’ve taken control of their lives, expression and appearance and moved on, past militant anti-male rage to the hope that men can be just as feminist as they are.

Sirens – six young women, both alluring and alarming. The stage is theirs.

This Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production with dynamic and innovative Belgian theatre company, Ontroerend Goed, follows our previous joint success with Fight Night, All That is Wrong, Audience, A History of Everything, Teenage Riot and Under the Influence.

With support of the Flemish Community, Province of East-Flanders and the City of Ghent.

_*Sirens won Best Ensemble in The Stage Awards for Excellence 2014, and we are delighted to announce that it has also been nominated for a Total Theatre Award in the Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form category.

Recommended for audiences aged 18+. Contains strong sexual imagery and language.

Post Show Q&A: Wed 26 Nov

Running Time: 1hr 20mins (approx)

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
£14.70

All concessions:
£10.70

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.

Reviews

It’s the unexpected juxtapositions that make this beautifully put-together show so startling and so thought-provoking. Big, bold, brazen, and not a hussy in sight. Only real women asking what it means to be a feminist.

4
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

It develops into a kind of beautiful howl of modern womanhood that echoes long after the cast leaves the stage

The Independent
4
The Stage

“A bold critique of everyday sexism”

4
What'sOnStage
4
Metro Scotland
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