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Little Wimmin

Figs in Wigs

1st Apr 2020 - 9th Apr 2020

Main House - Pleasance London

7:30pm

Overview

Figs in Wigs are back and this time it’s their period (dresses). 

After five years of creating avant-garde, boundary pushing, genre-bending contemporary performance, Figs in Wigs have decided the only way to go is backwards.

Following a critically acclaimed run at Pleasance in 2019, the Figs return with their unorthodox, apocalyptic, cosmically catastrophic live art feminist adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. Blurring the boundaries of live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance Little Wimmin will examine how we think about the past, what’s wrong with the present, and what we’re going to do about the future - if there even is one.

Prepare to laugh at the traditions of theatre and poke fun at people’s obsession with ‘the classics’ as we turn the novel on its head before dismantling it entirely and transforming it into an unrecognizable cosmic catastrophe that talks about climate change, astrology and the infinite nature of the universe. 

p.s Beth Dies.

"Revelling in brazen, absurdist satire, outlandish performance collective Figs in Wigs do anything but revere the 19th-century classic...  An ode to storytelling, and an anarchic glimpse of how much fun experimental performance art can have."
★★★★ The Guardian

"their cosmic, climate-change themed, batshit crazy version of Little Women (retitled Little Wimmin). That adaptation ate itself, spiralling outwards into action with only the most tenuous of links to Alcott’s novel"
Exeunt Magazine

Co-commissioned by HOME Manchester and Cambridge Junction (with the support of the Stobbs New Ideas Fund).

Important information:

This show contains strobe lights and haze

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"Their work is recklessly joyful, highly visual and unashamedly revels in tackiness and trashiness. Using puns, bad jokes and pop culture references this time they’re taking on the classics – retelling Little Women with their distinctive punky, funky and clunky perspective." Secret London “This is the second adaptation Figs in Wigs have produced this year, the first being their cosmic, climate-change themed, batshit crazy version of Little Women (retitled Little Wimmin). That adaptation ate itself, spiralling outwards into action with only the most tenuous of links to Alcott’s novel – they made a giant Margherita cocktail, destroyed an ice sculpture, sang Edith Piaf on a vibrating slimming machine..." Exuent
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