WOMEN WHO GAVE NO FUCKS
Watch out! We’re coming to get you!
It’s time to take WWGNFs out and about… We’re busy finalising our Autumn tour dates, and looking forward to getting into it with our fellow standup storytellers around the UK.
Look out for us in London, Leeds, Exeter, Bath and Halifax. More details follow shortly!
Read on about the show…
Throughout 2018 women around the globe hit the headlines standing up to the abuse of power, and called 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 – sidelined and almost forgotten… No longer! WWGNF brings these ancient, necessary tales back into the spotlight where they belong.
From Hungarian domestic warrior and Irish pirate queen, to naughty Greek pig-wife belly goddess, Japanese Sun deity, and Sumerian sword-wielding nemesis, we present 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 no fucks. Cabaret meets slam as traditional stories go head to head. A gang of professional storytellers bring out their fast, ferocious and sometimes furious stories in a celebratory and inspiring night for men just as much as women.
The format of the night is a myth-off, created by Clare Murphy and enjoyed across the UK, Europe and the USA. It blends performance storytelling, stand-up and cabaret: under the eagle eye of our MC, 3 bouts are fought. Each tale must be told strictly to time, or the teller will be roundly honked off the stage – the audience are in charge of timing, and you can’t argue with the people, people. Each round you vote (with the help of a human clap-o-meter chosen from amongst you) on the winning mythical Supreme Giver of Absolutely None. Prizes, glittering but never non-recyclable, will be awarded by the Prize Giving Goddess. Gloating, crowing, facing-off, bribery of audience and playing to the gallery are encouraged.
Got an event, a festival, a venue, a programme? Want to book us? Let’s talk.