Edinburgh Festival hit Women’s Hour is coming to Derby

Hit comedy Women's Hour comes to Derby Theatre this month. Picture: Richard Davenport
Hit comedy Women's Hour comes to Derby Theatre this month. Picture: Richard Davenport

Edinburgh Festival smash hit show Women’s Hour is coming to Derby Theatre this month April as part of an extensive UK tour.

Performed by Sh!t Theatre, Women’s Hour is a mix of satire, song, clowning, movement and mess akin to cabaret or sketch comedy.

Combining newly written sections and verbatim text taken from advertising, news media and pop culture, it is constantly updated in response to current affairs.

Sh!t Theatre hoped to write a show about how great Dolly Parton is, but then they were commissioned by a man in London to write a show about women for his festival of feminism.

The result also went to become one of the big hits of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and was hailed as one of the ‘five best plays to see’.

Join performers Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit (who have been told many times by theatre professionals to change their group’s name but have resolutely ignored them) and discover what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman

This is feminist theatre for all genders.

The show is at Derby Theatre on April 23 at 8pm and tickets are £10 and £7 from the box office on 01332 593939 or online at www.derbytheatre.co.uk