This is – Joanna – but she’d rather go by the gender-neutral name Jo. She is a radical feminist ,she is a Feminazi – she uses the word patriarchy in everyday normal sentences. She is the reason your friends say: Well I really prefer to think of myself as a humanist.
A chance meeting in a pharmacy. Alice is looking for the morning after pill, instead she meets Jo, and is drawn into a world of radical, female activism. Welcome to Conquest: the world’s first revenge cupcake company.
Described as Fight Club meets Calendar Girls, Conquest is a funny and honest exploration of sexual consent and the minefield of feminism today. With sex education repeatedly on the agenda in parliament and evidence of sexual misconduct continually re-surfacing in the media and the #MeToo movement growing in power, this is a timely piece reflecting on consent and the inequalities women still face in the bedroom.
Developed as part of Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab and supported by Old Vic New Voices, written by Katie Caden (Are You Happy Now, Camden People’s Theatre; Monochrome, Theatre 503), Conquest is the debut production from PearShaped, a female led company striving to bring multidimensional female voices to the stage.
Directed by Jessica Daniels (Resident Director, Girl From The North Country; Director, The Many Crimes of Hector Cartwright at VAULT Festival 2017), produced by Rachael Smith (Suspicious Minds by Tom Fowler, Pleasance; Sh’Bang Theatre; Finger in the Pie) and performed by Colette Eaton (Offie Nominated for Best Female Performance in Her Aching Heart) and Lucy Walker-Evans (Tis’ Pity She’s a Whore, Tirstan Bates) this production promises to be one of the most exciting female oriented works at VAULT Festival 2018.
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