all about you present:

An exploration of the impact the internalised male gaze has on women's relationships with their own pleasure.

This piece is in the early stages of development. 

Bella is playing around with different modes of story telling, and at the moment her favourite is comic dialogues between the brain and the clitoris, complete with silly hats. She's also working on some VERY intimate monologues, and we've been exploring movement as a possible language free from all of the patriarchal baggage of the spoken word with brilliant movement director Raquel Meseguer. We're workshopping the piece at Ovalhouse theatre, where Bella and Donnacadh are Associate Artists.

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 few months. Now I am 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...

 

performances

upcoming

scratch - pint sized @ the bunker - Mon 20th & tues 21st nov, 7.30pm, £10 - tickets

there will be longer first bite performances at ovalhouse theatre in early 2018. sign up to the mailing list on the contact page to be the first to hear when dates are announced.

 

Previous

early scratch - scratch night @ theatre delicatessen - sat 18th march - tickets

scratch - bigbang #1: part of hotbed festival @ Camden peoples theatre - sat 30th april, 7pm, £12 (£10) - tickets

scratch - sharp teeth @ theatre 503 - sun 14th may, 7.45pm, £10 (£8) - tickets

 


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