Would you know what to do if you were accused of being a witch in the 17th century? How would you cope if your castle came under siege in the Scottish Wars of Independence? Wouldn’t life be easier if it came with an instruction manual...? Thankfully, Gillian Paterson and Nicola Wright have found just such a book to inspire this show!
What follows is an irreverent yomp through women’s history, exploring tales of derring-do by feisty women, spanning nearly 1000 years. With silly songs and a ridiculous number of props, The Girls' Own Guide to Surviving History is a light-hearted look at the serious challenges faced by women through the centuries, told in the style of a Boys' Own adventure book! So, expect hot tips about surviving life as a pirate, fighting the system, and being a master (or mistress) of disguise.
Originally performed at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2023, this is a special performance for International Women’s Day.
‘A merry romp!’ ★★★★★ (Quinntessential Review)
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