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Red Ladder Theatre Company presents

Smile Club

Fri 20 Mar, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £16 - £5 (Pay What You Can) (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee), approx running time: 60 mins no interval

Age: 12+ (strong language, themes of violence)

Come on love, cheer up, it might never happen.

Welcome to Smile Club. Life’s so much better when you smile. Everyone knows that. So go on – give us a smile. Meet Lisa, a Smile Club attendee. Lisa’s been through it all and she now knows – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that nobody likes a girl who makes a fuss; nobody likes a girl who can’t take a joke. She knows too, that life is simpler when you let things go. And she certainly has. All of it.

Join Lisa as she presents the perks and rewards of being a Smile Club Member. Hear about her descent into dejection, rage, and bloody violence, before her remarkable transformation into the smiley, well-adjusted human you see before you today.

Set in a dystopian world in which a government drive exists to tame and prune unruly women deemed unable to fit into society, Smile Club is a darkly comic and searingly satirical new one woman show from writer/performer Andrea Heaton (Fidget Theatre) and writer Adam Z. Robinson (Shivers, The Book of Darkness and Light), directed by Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Rod Dixon (Mother Courage and Her Children, The Parting Glass).

A very clever fusion of satire and science fiction with the dark humour of Black Mirror and the dystopian horror of The Handmaid’s Tale.” Audience Member

Hugely relevant, accessible, exciting – hairs standing up on the back of my neck moments!’ Audience Member

Follow the show on Twitter & Instagram @smileclubshow

Written by Andrea Heaton & Adam Z. Robinson

Directed by Rod Dixon

Available captioning:

There is closed captioning available via the Difference Engine for this performance – all you need is your phone. If you would like to use the Difference Engine, please let a member of the Box Office know upon your arrival, and we will get you set up.

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