Word Of Mouth Theatre announces the 2018 Festival dates for a Lippy, an innovative lip-sync show by theatre-maker Rachel Causer, following its work-in-progress outing under title (Re)Play at TheatreN16’s Maiden Speech Feminist Festival 2017.
Rachel has been in awe of funny women her whole life, and now, a quarter of a century in and feeling daunted by the ‘Beach-Body ready’ and ‘BIC pens for Her’ culture she needs to channel these strong women more than ever. Join Rachel as she revisits defining moments from her teens and twenties in Lippy, an innovative, semi-autobiographical lip-sync show exploring gender and authenticity.
A technique rarely performed in this way, Rachel has drawn together witty speeches from female voices who’ve shaped her 25 years on earth. From Amy Schumer to Victoria Wood, Rachel calls upon her heroines to guide her through moments of doubt females face in a world of page3, pussy-grabbing and, erm, poo-pouri. Lippy is about the power of words, and how women choose to use them.
Rachel comments “I think it’s very human to worry that you aren’t the best version of yourself but what I try to get across in Lippy is that even our idols feel that way, it’s inevitable. For me, I find strength in funny women and take comfort in their words of empowerment and shared insecurities. Lippy is a witty reflection on what we shouldn’t take so seriously in life, embracing the joys of female solidarity through lip-sync.”
A celebration of the female, this production is written & performed by Rachel Causer and directed by Georgie Staight. Lippy runs at Wandsworth Arts Fringe as part of the Fragility Takeover on 4, 6, 12 May; and also at Brighton Fringe as part of The Warren Programme on 5, 8, 9 May.