Women Who Gave No F**ks
Sat 18 Nov 2023
14+ | Running time: 2 hours (including interval) | See below for content warning
£10* (£8)* | £5* Students/Under 25s
We bring you glittering prizes, a human clap-o-meter and total power. Who will you crown Supreme Giver of Absolutely None? Stand-up tale-tellers slam down the stories, with an MC to keep things clean. Brace yourselves for no-holds-barred tales to make you want to rip up the rule book and riot!
Women around the globe are hitting the headlines standing up to abuse of power, and calling out inequality. We began tweeting one another the names and images of inspiring super-women who stalk through the world’s myths and legends. Excited by what we found, we dug deeper. Many were new to us – side-lined and almost forgotten. No longer! From Magyar domestic warrior or Irish pirate queen, to naughty Greek pig-wife belly goddess, Japanese Sun deity, or Sumerian sword-wielding nemesis, we bring you myths and legends of females outgunning adversity. Wielding wit, brains, cunning, courage, righteous rage and the occasional superpower, these imperfect women embody what can be achieved when we give absolutely no fucks. A celebratory, inspiring night meant for men as much as women. Every night features guest performers. No two nights the same!
Recommended for 14+
Content warning: explicit, clear, strong language concerning (mostly mythic) bodies, sex and violence is likely.
We take care to contextualize this narratively: the stories are chosen to entertain, empower and provide unexpected positive role models. There is no nudity.
“Perfect late Saturday night entertainment – a meaty, satisfying message wrapped in an upbeat, hilarious show – seemed to bring out the best in everyone on stage and we all left buzzing”
“Each story was pitch perfect”
“We loved your f**k-off story”
“It was such a brilliant celebration of women and women storytellers”
“Rousing stirring electrifying enlightening”
“WWGNF socks it to the Patriarchy with stories of women from history and legend who took no prisoners and lived life on their own terms. An antidote to pink, pastel, and barbie dolls, WWGNF inspires, educates, empowers, and above all entertains. A rousing night out!”
“WWGNF is so essential – people need connection, now more than ever – with badass characters whose stories have survived, somehow, for ages. It’s educational and entertaining, without the pressure to remember everything or to laugh every 5 seconds – and the whole thing just feels joyful, hearing women embody females they admire”
“Highly entertaining yet edifying event, that channelled comedy, theatre and ‘once upon a time’ storytelling all in one go. I admired how much the performers have to ‘give a fuck’, to search myth, fairy-tale, folklore and history, to uncover the (often untold) stories of formidable female characters, and package them up as a gift for the audience. I go away from every WWGNF event with renewed belief in my own power, other women’s power, and the power of my own imagination.”
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SUN 29 OCT | 7.30pm