Too Pretty To Punch
Available to watch online: www.gumroad.com/edaliaday
Price: £2.99 or pay what you want above that.
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.
★★★★★ “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.
Writer/Performer/Animator: Edalia Day
Co-composer, vocals, instruments & sound design: Billie Bottle
Artists: B Mure & Jack Kelly
Set Design: Fleur Calder
Stage manager: Ruth Biene
Poster Design: Edalia Day
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.
Lakeside Theatre (Colchester), Slung Low at the Holbeck (Leeds), Hat Factory Arts Centre Luton
Harrogate Theatre, Havant - The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Theatre Deli Sheffield, The Dukes Lancaster, Upstairs at the Western (Leicester).
Norwich - Garage Theatre, Oxford - The Old Firestation, Salford - The Lowry, London - Vault Festival, Stockton on Tees - The ARC
Edinburgh Festival (Zoo Southside), Ely Library (Library Presents), Hare & Hounds (Birmingham)
Derby Theatre, Salisbury Arts Centre, Birmingham Festival of Audacity,
Rondo Theatre (Bath), Alma Tavern (Bristol), Avenue Theatre (Ipswich), Shoebox Theatre (Swindon).