The Mammaries of Tiresias
About this event
This year's final-year Drama students present The Mammaries of Tiresias, a comedic musical piece of theatre that explores gender roles and gender fluidity. With music, movement and bawdy humour, the performance explores a world created that is everywhere and no-where.
Can you learn something from a story such as this? Can a woman and a man play alternate roles? Can you forget everything you think you know about the outside world? There’s only one way to find out!
This performance is set simultaneously in the East African region of Zanzibar and the French city of Paris and will challenge your conceptions of the world you think you know.
This musical comedy (adapted from a French opera) looks at a period in the lives of Tiresias and her husband, and mockingly questions the gender stereotypes that we hold to be true in the modern world. Through music, movement and bawdy humour we see Tiresias challenge the professions acceptable for a female, and the Husband birth 40,000 children in one day… miraculous, we know.
Gender fluidity is explored in a utopia of sorts wherein the audience are taken everywhere and nowhere, through all of time, and in no set time at all. It’s a thought-provoking piece of theatre that is sure to make you question the world around you.
Contact and booking details
- Roxy Simmons
- Telephone number
- 01509 223054
- Email address
- £6 for students, £8 for non-students