An intimate and deeply moving one woman show devised in response to the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft - late 18th century British thinker, writer, pioneering feminist and radical.
The performance poetically grapples with the idea that a strong and inspirational woman, like Wollstonecraft, exists in-between the iconic figure and the marginalized loner living on the edge of rationality and society. This is not a historically or biographically accurate account, but a powerful performance that, combining physical intensity and elegance, a cyberpunk aesthetic, humour and tragedy, quirky character work and sweeping cinematic romanticism, embodies the lives of multiple women - real, surreal, mythical, historical and imaginary - and focuses on a universal idea of a vindication of the right to be a woman.
'Seven Petticoats' is a solo debut from Judita Vivas, directed by John Britton (DUENDE) and created in a dramaturgical collaboration with Rosemary Klich (University of Kent) and John Britton. Light design by Faith Austin. Underwater music score by Nickolai D. Nickolov.
'Seven Petticoats' is part of Canterbury Festival Umbrella Events
Watch performance trailer here
THE SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED so please book in advance!!!