In the grand tradition of literary terrorism, Hannah Silva rips up her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Surrounded by the crumpled pages she attempts to put the female body back together, rewiring the defunct language of erotica to investigate the final years of Kathy Acker — ‘high priestess of punk’. A journey through texts and voices pregnant with pleasure and pain, mothers and babies, domination and submission. In a performance as strange as it is beautiful, we discover there are no safe words.
A powerful and subversive new solo performance presented by Penned in the Margins.
A whip-smart, irresistibly seductive tour de force from the always astonishing Hannah Silva: a high-risk entanglement of limbs and lines, a restless toss-and-turn of tongue meeting text in the heat of strangeness and the dark heart of desire – Chris Goode
A remarkable piece, richly suggestive, enveloping and sensual but also smart and edgy enough to leave the odd papercut! – Maddy Costa
Free entry with a ticket to Schlock!
– Thursday 10 November Can the British still make radical theatre? with Amber Massie-Blomfield
– Tuesday 22 November What’s the point of feminist art? with Susannah Tresilian and Jude Kelly
– Wednesday 23 November Would you ban, burn or re-write Fifty Shades of Grey? with Padraig Ready, Caroline Bird, & Katy Evans-Bush
– Friday 25 November Winner takes all: what has the mainstream ever done for poetry? with Andrea Brady & Jack Underwood