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The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Eton Avenue, NW3 3HY London, United Kingdom
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
BY ALICE BIRCH
Director Hannah Hauer-King
Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm
Thursday 15 March, 2.30pm
Friday 16 March, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 March, 2.30pm
Webber Douglas Studio
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting, working alongside students from BA (Hons) Theatre Practice
In her opening commentary on Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. playwright Alice Birch vigorously asserts that ‘most importantly, this play should not be well behaved’.
It certainly isn’t – Revolt is not a piece that tries to take care of us or provide answers. Over 70 rollercoaster minutes, we are propelled through five acts: the first consists of initially recognisable scenarios — work places, dates, supermarkets – all becoming increasingly surreal or grotesque. The moment we feel we are beginning to grasp 'the point’, we are catapulted into a new act and world. The fleeting naturalism of Act 2 evolves into a quasi-Shakespearian bloodbath. Act 3 revels in unmitigated chaos, returning to motifs and images explored earlier in the play. In final contrast, Act 4 offers the simplicity of the here and now, interrogating the current state of the world we inhabit as women.
Birch leaves us asking — can we truly dismantle the legacy of patriarchy and re-claim our own idea of femininity — are we truly ‘ready’?
© Alice Birch
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.
NB: Please note tickets are non-refundable. Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.
Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.