Thursday 28th — Friday 29th April
Presented by Figs in Wigs
Performed Live at Unity
Figs in Wigs are back (again) and this time they’ve got their period (dresses).
A live art, feminist ‘adaptation’ of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women.
Wild, irreverent and cosmically comical, this production dismantles the traditional canon to make way for the doomed future of humankind.
Prepare to laugh at the traditions of theatre and poke fun at people’s obsession with ‘the classics’ as the Figs use the story as their very own trojan horse, turning it on its head and mutating it into an unrecognisable cartoon catastrophe that talks about climate change, astrology and the infinite nature of the universe.
P.S. Beth dies.
★★★★ “Revelling in brazen, absurdist satire, outlandish performance collective Figs in Wigs do anything but revere the 19th-century classic… An ode to storytelling, and an anarchic glimpse of how much fun experimental performance art can have.” – The Guardian
“Their cosmic, climate-change themed, batshit crazy version of Little Women (retitled Little Wimmin). That adaptation ate itself, spiralling outwards into action with only the most tenuous of links to Alcott’s novel” – Exeunt Magazine
Co-commissioned by HOME Manchester and Cambridge Junction through Stobbs New Ideas Fund. Supported by the artsdepot Creation Space Bursary, Battersea Arts Centre, Pleasance Theatre, Metal Southend, New Diorama Theatre and Queen Mary University of London.