★★★★ 'Hauntingly beautiful!' (Ask The Ushers)
'A visually impressive feminist cry' – Broadway World
'Radford re-tells using lyrical writing, her own extraordinary voice and digital projections' Lyne Gardner (Stagedoor)
'A mesmerising punch in the gut' – Voila! Festival
"This show was incredible. I felt spoken to. I felt seen. Thank you for creating this Kate. You have a singular gift."- Audience Member
"Strong, Lyrical, Focused and compelling. I am going to eagerly watch how this show, and artist progresses. Both are going to go places" - Debs Newbold (Performer and Theatre Maker)
“MAKE ME NOT A WOMAN. THEN, YOU WILL HAVE GIVEN ME EVERYTHING”
DROUGHT is a song-story for women. A musical battle cry. It is for the women that have been and the women to come. DROUGHT is a piece of art activism. Its aim as a piece is to challenge narratives in which women are subject to violence at the hands of male redemption, and how violence in our storytelling perpetuates violence in our culture. It explores mythological narratives, culture, and female representation in an integrated art form.
In ancient times, in ancient Greece, lived Caenis - daughter of Elatus and Hippea of Thessaly. Caenis was the most beautiful of all the maidens, made more beautiful by equal charm and knowledge. Poseidon, god of the sea, master of waves, keeper of tides, took her. Changed her. Drained her. And grants her one wish...
To be transformed into a man, so as never to suffer again. Drought is a modern retelling of this forgotten tale. Using electronic music, digital landscapes and experimental prose we give voice to a voiceless character. A lot of voice, in a dynamic piece of gig-theatre. For how long will these atrocities happen to women in stories? For how long will we listen? Maybe it's time we write our own mythology. It is time to end this Drought.
Featuring original writing and music from Kate Radford, digital artwork from Bryony Good. Artistic Associate Laurence Alliston-Greiner
“AND IN THIS DESERT...YOU’LL DREAM OF WHEN YOU WERE MOVED