Hear Me Howl
18th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
PUNK AND PRO – CHOICE
Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she's been living and joins a post-punk band.
Sure, some might argue that punk is dead, others could say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn’t she be settling down by now?
From behind her drum kit, warming up for her very first gig, Jess lurches defiantly into an unknown future.
From writer Lydia Rynne (Soho Theatre Writer, NFTS Odeon Scholar, Sundance Ignite and iShorts/Funny Girls finalist), director Kay Michael (JMK Directors Award Finalist) & producer Caley Powell of Lights Down Productions comes HEAR ME HOWL, a bitingly honest portrayal of one woman’s personal revolution.
Starring Alice Pitt-Carter (nominated for Best Lead Actress at the International Film Festival 2016) and with Fay Milton drummer of Mercury Award nominated post-punk band Savages as musical consultant, HEAR ME HOWL addresses the taboo issues of a woman's choice to remain childfree.
Hear Me Howl premieres after a sold-out work-in-progress run at The Landor Space in March and The Plymouth Fringe in May.
Check out audience feedback for previous performances: https://www.youtube.com/
''It’s a refreshing take amid the many contemporary plays that continue to make motherhood women’s be-all and end-all''. - ★★★★ The Stage
''There are moments of tenderness and poignancy...but it builds to a blistering drum beat of female
empowerment and liberation.'' ★★★★★ Rev Stan Theatre Blog
''One woman, her drums and a whole lotta rage against the patriarchy, Hear Me Howl is a defiant roar'' – Ought To Be Clowns
''I absolutely loved Lydia Rynne’s debut creation Hear Me Howl. It’s depressingly rare to come across a show that portrays the experience of being a young woman with such minute accuracy''. - ★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
''The play has a clarity of purpose that needs little effort to decipher, yet capably offers a thought-provoking proposition, that's relevant to all, wrapped-up in a winning performance from Alice Pitt-Carter'' - ★★★★ ActDrop
''Beautifully performed with energy and unflinching conviction by Alice Pitt-Carter'' – The Blog Of Theatre Things
WRITTEN BY LYDIA RYNNE
DIRECTED BY KAY MICHAEL
STARRING ALICE PITT-CARTER
PRODUCED BY CALEY POWELL OF LIGHTS DOWN PRODUCTIONS
DESIGNED BY SALLY SOMERVILLE-WOODIWIS AND AkSHY MARAYEN
LIGHTING DESIGN BY MARTHA GODFREY
stage manager katy gerard
Running time: 70 minutes
Post-show events brought to you by the team:
Tuesday 25th September 8.30 - 9.30pm: Pro-choice Q&A with Abortion Support Network and 'Mum's Not The Word'
Friday 28th September 8.45 - 10.30pm: POWER TRIP - FRACKING IN THE UK Screening & Convo hosted by Reclaim The Power (Free to theatre ticket holders or £2 on the door)
Saturday 22nd September 8.30pm - late: Post-show gig with Savages drummer and Too Many Man DJ Fay Milton who'll be the headline act for a night of queer feminist empowered music-making! Purchase a double-ticket for the evening show AND the post-show gig downstairs in the Old Red Lion Pub for £20 (£5 on the door to just attend the gig)
Follow what the team are up to on Twitter @Hear_Me_Howl and use the hashtag #hearmehowl
Tuesday 18th - Saturday 29th September 2018
Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
TICKETS £16 (£14 CONCESSIONS)
For further ticket information please click here or call 0333 012 4963 for all booking enquiries.