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. The show 

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.

The show is now available to watch online, subtitled and/or audio described at

★★★★★ “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. 

For information on bringing the show to your venue, please email:

Tour pack

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.

Past Performances:



Stockton on Tees - The ARC

Salford - The Lowry
Oxford - The Old Firestation

Norwich - The Garage

London - Vault Festival


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