Too Pretty To Punch
A comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement, original songs and kickass video projection. Edalia Day is a banjo wielding, poetry slam winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time.
Too Pretty To Punch is a hilarious and uplifting journey through what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain. It reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.
★★★★★ “a magnificent tapestry of gender expectations…a digital masterpiece.” – Feminist Fringe
★★★★★ “Too Pretty to Punch is the rare queer show that I have no qualms recommending to anyone. Everyone should see this show.” – Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “You come for the social commentary, which is lucid and insightful, you stay for the video-projection, which is (as promised) kickass.” – Edinburgh 49
“Head-spinning, joyful, painful, funny – and I loved the tech. It’s a blast from and to the heart.” – Chris Thorpe
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes + interval.
Suitable for ages 11 and up.
Writer/Performer/Animator: Edalia Day
Co-composer, vocals, instruments & sound design: Billie Bottle
Artists: B Mure & Jack Kelly
Set Design: Fleur Calder
Stage manager: David Calder
Poster Design: David Cousens
As part of the finale I've made a cento (a poem made of different lines from a poet's poems) using poems by 15 transgender and/or non-binary poets from around the world:
Lee Mokobe, Ashe Vernon, Robbie Masters, Adriana Scott Newsum, Leo George, George Cook, Ash Palmisciano, Cairo Nevitt, Millie Quick, Sez Thomasin, Jay Hulme, Carey Wood-Duffy, Kit Rayne, Kay Kassirer.
Ely Library - Library Presents (rural touring scheme)
ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Swindon - Shoebox Theatre
Salisbury Arts Centre - Salisbury Queer Arts Weekender
Bristol - Alma Tavern
Ipswich - Avenue Theatre
Bath - Rondo Theatre
Birmingham - Gallery Church - Festival of Audacity
Derby Theatre - Come As You Are Festival