Ontroerend Goed, Vooruit, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd
Karolien De Bleser, Charlotte De Bruyne, Majan Deschutter, Aurélie Lannoy, Anemone Valcke and Verona Verbakel
Sirens, a feminist manifesto for the 21st century.
Sirens is written – and performed – by six young women, members of the internationally renowned Belgian company, Ontroerend Goed.
It is their heartfelt, yet irreverent, feminist manifesto for the 21st century.
They describe a new journey of contemporary femininity: their expectations, persisting inequalities, hard-fought rights, self-censorship and everyday abuse.
Cooperating like a musical sextet, they scream, laugh, sing, speak and cry their way through their experiences as women in the modern Western world, with new-found joys and liberties. They’ve taken control of their lives, expression and appearance and moved on, past militant anti-male rage to the hope that men can be just as feminist as they are.
Sirens – six young women, both alluring and alarming. The stage is theirs.
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Monday 24th – Saturday 29th November 2014
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
17 – 19 April 2014
KC Belgie, Hasselt, Belgium
25 & 26 April 2014
Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerp, Belgium
29 April 2014
STUL, Leuven, Belgium
30 April 2014
Theater aan Zee, Belgium
30 & 31 July 2014
12 – 24 August 2014
Minardanschouwburg, Ghent, Belgium
23 & 24 September 2014
Soho Theatre, London
2 December 2014 – 4 January 2015
CC Knokke-Heist, Belgium
5 December 2014
Jersey Arts Centre, St. Helier
27 - 28 January 2015
“It’s the unexpected juxtapositions that make this beautifully put-together show so startling and so thought-provoking. Big, bold, brazen, and not a hussy in sight. Only real women asking what it means to be a feminist.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“It develops into a kind of beautiful howl of modern womanhood that echoes long after the cast leaves the stage”
“A bold critique of everyday sexism”
Charlotte De Bruyne
Karolien De Bleser
Karolien De Bleser, Charlotte De Bruyne, Majan Deschutter, Aurélie Lannoy, Anemone Valcke, Verona Verbakel
Joeri Smet & Mieke Versyp
Sophie De Somere
Jasper Taelemans & Elke Verachtery