Tough Old Bird tour 2022
Tough Old Bird is a new play on a subject that is close to my heart......on ageing and how are society perceives us as we get old.
Inspired by my very close friend Pat Waller who passed away shortly after her 80th birthday, the show combines live original music, storytelling, song and getting very angry with adverts telling us to "look young" to challenge modern culture of being told that we're too old to be seen! Why? Because we're worth it!
Tough Old Bird has previously been performed as part of a Research & Development show at Unity Theatre, Liverpool to an invited audience in association with the amazing Paperwork Theatre. This was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Awesome Foundation, Liverpool. Check out the photos in my gallery.
I am now super excited to have received further funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England to further this journey of challenging stigmas surrounding the female ageing process and to challenge how women are treated & punished for daring to age by being pressured to stay looking young. .
I worked with an amazing team to create a full show which will be premiered at Unity Theatre, Liverpool before going on a short tour to the brand spanking new Shakespeare North, Knowsley and Widnes Studio.
Trigger warnings: The show touches on the themes of death, grief and horrible bits about ageing. Not a lot, but I always think forwarned and all that.
Fantastic cross stitching by Little Bitch XStitch
Photo by AB Photography