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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


Introduction to Project Mapping

Are you interested in using video projection in your theatre, art or events but don't know where to start? Or do you have some experience but want more hands-on techniques? Join Edalia Day as they walk you through their process from idea through to creation and performance as seen in their shows. You will get the low down on the software & hardware options available and advice on how to achieve your projection ambitions.

Exploring identity through poetry

A safe space to explore what it means exist in a world where you don’t fit neatly into other people’s boxes. Join Edalia in this kickass writing workshop interrogating language and labels. Using a range of creative exercises as starting points, you will write your own poems exploring the influences that have shaped who we are.

Lecoq Masterclass

In this masterclass, you'll create bold and ridiculous, yet truthful characters and explore physical theatre techniques using the fundamentals of the Lecoq style. Whether you’re looking to learn new techniques for theatre making or simply want to develop as performer - this workshop will provide you with a toolbox of performance skills and new ways of working.

Show credits

Writer/Performer/Animator: Edalia Day

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:


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

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