The Monotonous Drum: Etcetera Theatre

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Paul Shears presents

The Monotonous Drum

Written by: Sophie Porter
Directed by: Paul Shears
Performed by: Paul Shears, Melody Ashman, Helena Christie, Fleur Golding and Alison Govender

Etcetera Theatre
4th March at 9.30pm

4 women, 1 mysogynist, 4 age groups and 1 urgent question...

Originally a poem; The Monotonous Drum is a spoken-word, live, theatrical performance intercut with increasingly self-aware film projections, exploring political discrimination under the overarching question: "at what age are we still too young...?"

Starring exceptional young Actress Melody Ashman, The Monotonous Drum is a demanding piece of brand-new, experimental theatre by disabled Writer Sophie Porter BA MA, in which the issues surrounding feminism, ageism, mysogyny and, of course, equality are tackled unashamedly and satirically under the comforting guise of carefully crafted rhymes.

When will our opinions be taken 'seriously' - when we've given birth and proved our biological worth? When we're old and have made our financial contribution to the country? Or simply none of the above?

Listings Information:

The Monotonous Drum

Etcetera Theatre (above Oxford Arms),
265 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU

4th March 2014 at 9.30pm (duration 55 minutes)

Tickets: £10
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You're now invited to a Q&A with the cast and creatives after the performance, too!

Twitter: @MelodyAshman @sophiewho1988 @PaulShears

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