Men chase Women at Hope Mill
Men Chase Women Choose. Hope Mill theatre. Saturday July 6th.
A People Zoo production. Created by Sophie Giddens, Eve Shotton, Matt Holt. Directed by Kate Coogan.
People Zoo productions is an award winning independent theatre company based in Manchester, created in 2014 with the purpose of exploring what it means to be human.
This one hour long comedy performance is an amusing and thought provoking look at women, sex and science. It is honest and direct, lively and fast paced, using spoken word, images, film and music to good advantage, great comic timing too. Challenging accepted patriarchal norms and looking at the history of how women, emotions, sex and desire has been viewed.
Certainly very funny, and we left with the desire to talk more about young women and how they navigate such a complex world with pornography and highly sexualised images readily accessible. Raising awareness through humour does help to side step the discomfort of discussing publicly issues which can be a real challenge for some. Was glad to see it wasn't all all female audience too.
There was an accompanying event following the performance on Sunday, a women's sexual pleasure workshop, facilitated through the Proud Trust and Lancaster University.
Do go see this interesting and funny performance at Buxton or Edinburgh Fringe, well worth a look and a chuckle or three.
Christine Ince for Canal St Online.
Thanks to Hope Mill and People Zoo.
Greater Manchester, Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe