Retro(per)spective by Split Britches
|Dates:||21 May 2019|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Theatre/Performance|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Written and Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw. Including work created in collaboration with Deb Margolin, Holly Hughes, Stacy Makishi, Vivian Stoll, Stormy Brandenberger and Bette Bourne and Paul Shaw of Bloolips.
Co-presented by the Drama Department and the Sexuality Summer School.
Legendary lesbian feminist company Split Britches revisit over three decades of work in their production Retro(per)spective, a compact gem of a show that, rather than resting on the laurels of past achievement, illustrates just how vital and refreshing they remain.
“Chemistry and comic timing honed over decades is evident – they work beautifully together, effortlessly riffing off one another, two halves of a seamless whole.’
- Tracey Sinclair, Exeunt Magazine (Retro(per)spective, 2017)
Retro(per)spective is a medley of 30 years of Split Britches’ performances that made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humour of human relations accessible to all ages and persuasions. Performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, Retro(per)spective provides a
humorous slant on love, life, work and play and features excerpts from old favourites such as Upwardly Mobile Home, Belle Reprieve, Lesbians Who Kill, Dress Suits to Hire and Anniversary Waltz as well as material from their newer shows, Lost Lounge and Miss America.
Both shows will have a post-show discussion.
To book please visit https://tinyurl.com/yavgz3yz or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box office.
Travel and Contact Information
John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama