all about you present:

rejoicing at her wondrous vulva the young woman applauded herself

a celebratory exploration of female sexuality

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Join us on an epic journey of self-discovery through pleasure, shame, pride, fury and jubilation as we struggle to break free of the deeply internalised male gaze and unleash our glorious, feral appetites. Featuring unabashedly intimate stories, comic dialogues between Brain and Clitoris, and when words start to feel like a cage, dance.

book tickets here

first bite work-in-progress performances at ovalhouse:

Wed 21st - Fri 23rd Feb, 7.45pm

£5 in advance / £8 on the door

 

This piece is still in development.

We're still exploring and experimenting with how to communicate feelings around bodies, identity, and pleasure that have been quietly buried for a long time. We're thrilled and excited to be working with legendary movement director, Liz Ranken, to play with the freedom and ambiguity of physical expression, and we're interested to see how this works alongside verbal storytelling.

We've been workshopping the piece at Ovalhouse theatre, where Bella and Donnacadh are Associate Artists, and we'll be sharing where we're up to as part of their #FiRSTBiTES work-in-development platform in February 2018. We welcome you to come and see some raw, risky, vulnerable work, and share your responses with us to help shape the future of the piece. 

We are collaborating with the brilliant Eva Alexander, who is helping with the development of the piece, and performing alongside Bella again, and we're squeezing even more joy and delicious tension out of the onstage chemistry we discovered in My World Has Exploded A Little Bit.

 

I've had a fascinating time reading books about female sexuality and making notes over the past year. I am also talking to women, discovering a wonderful variety of perspectives. If any women reading this would like to meet me face to face and have an open, non-judgemental conversation about sex, please get in touch via the contact page - I would love to meet you - Bella

women! we are gathering your stories! please take a look at the questionnaire at the link below and consider answering some of the questions:

anonymous online questionnaire
 - please click here

and if you found it interesting, please share the link far and wide...

Bella Heesom & Eva Alexander as Brain & Clitoris Photo by Jon Lee

Bella Heesom & Eva Alexander as Brain & Clitoris

Photo by Jon Lee

Word cloud from Feedback Forms after the Theatre Delicatessen Scratch Night

Word cloud from Feedback Forms after the Theatre Delicatessen Scratch Night

I never knew someone could be so perfectly cast as a vagina.
— Audience member at the Theatre Delicatessen Scratch Night