Maiden Speech: A Festival of Fresh Feminist Voices

Maiden Speech: A Festival of Fresh Feminist Voices

We are raising funds to enable us to offer a number of free tickets to Maiden Speech for young people from non-privileged backgrounds.

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On 26th Oct 2017 we successfully raised £160 with 7 supporters in 28 days

From dark comedy to lip-sync, Shakespearean cabaret to rap, Maiden Speech is a new and exciting theatre festival featuring a striking selection of original works by emerging artists. Maiden Speech will be running at Theatre N16, Balham from 10 - 21 October 2017.

What will your donations do?

Donating towards the festival will allow us to offer a number of free tickets to young people who lack the funds to otherwise attend and who would benefit from seeing new work created by young female artists. Tickets funded will be given to young people working with the National Youth Arts Trust, an organisation that helps provide access to the performing arts for youth from non-privileged backgrounds.

About Maiden Speech

Bringing together ten exciting emerging artists, Maiden Speech promises to be a festival that entertains and provokes, engaging with questions of gender and sexuality through a myriad of stories and styles. Brought to you by a team of recent Mountview graduates, this festival marks the first time these nine pieces have been performed on a London stage.

Festival shows include face-paced dark comedy Daisy, like the flower; hilarious and heart-breaking one-woman show Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks; musical one-woman show about sexuality and social conformity Inside Out; lip-sync comedy (RE)Play; one-woman hip hop show in verse The White Feminist’s Guide to Sex and Hip Hop; a one-woman show re-inventing the classic 90s film Pulp Fiction; sisterly sex talk Ma, Am I Good in Bed?; re-imagined fairy-tale with acapella Norwegian folk music Sisters of the Sea: The Little Mermaid Retold; and new Shakespeare-inspired cabaret Much Ado About Hero.     

Sherrill Gow, Artistic Mentor, says: “Maiden Speech unites a group of young artists, who explore and grapple with gender and sexuality in different ways; the outcomes are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes messy and sometimes unable to solve the problems presented on stage.”  

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