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"A CALCULATED ATTACK TO THE PATRIARCHAL CONSTRUCTION OF FEMININITY. THIS SHOW WILL MAKE YOU FEEL STICKY, ELATED AND EMPOWERED."

(Dr Francesco Ventrella)

“TICKED ALL THE BOXES AS A SENSORY PIECE OF THEATRE, SURREAL AND SASSY AS FUCK.” 

(Great SEX-pectations)

"I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER SEEN A WOMAN LIKE THAT, EVEN THOUGH WE ALL HAVE THAT FORCE, AGGRESSION AND VIGOUR INSIDE US DEEP DOWN WANTING TO BURST OUT. IT IS NEVER SHOWN IN FILM, THEATRE OR EVEN PORN… SHE HAD THE AUDIENCE IN A TRANCE."

(Blake Venus)

 

Did You Get That From Your Mother? is Edythe’s first full length solo show. The earliest iteration (then titled The Cabinet Of Curiosities) was commissioned by SPILL festival’s National Platform 2016 where it premiered. After its success Edythe received a grant from Arts Council England to develop the show over a series of residencies at The Bike Shed Theatre, New River Studios, Live Art Bistro and The Marlborough Theatre Brighton. Did You Get That From Your Mother? showed at The Marlborough Theatre, The Cube Bristol, Live Art Bistro, Camden People’s Theatre London as part of Sprint Festival 2017 and Buzzcut Festival 2017. Shorter iterations have shown at Leeds City Museum, Toynbee Studios Steak House Live, The Norwich Arts Centre and Livia Rita's Rewild album launch. 

 

 

Created by Edythe Woolley 

Produced by Giulia Casalini 

Dramaturgy Katy Baird 

Project Assistant Konstantinos Foukis 

Technician Konstantinos Foukis

Design Chara Kolaiti with Edythe Woolley and Georgia Coleman

Set build James Kennely and Jon Barton 

 

I SEE YOU CONSUME ME, ALTHOUGH I PRETEND NOT TO NOTICE. DEVOUR ME, YOU SALIVATING TWIT. 

IT’S NOT LONG BEFORE DINNER, WHEN I SHALL GO TO GET CHANGED AND CAREFULLY APPLY MY LIPSTICK. 

I WONDER, HOW WOULD THINGS BE IF HE WAS NOT WATCHING? 

AT DINNER A TINY PIECE OF ME EXPLODED.

FROM SOMEWHERE DEEP DOWN THIS HOT BUBBLEGUM STUFF JUST ERUPTED

I COULDN'T STOP THE POP PINK SHRAPNEL FLYING FROM ME IN ALL DIRECTIONS, CUTTING THROUGH SPACE HORIZONTALLY AND FROM THE CHAOS HE WATCHED SURPRISED AS A SHARP PIECE FLEW AND PIERCED HIS HEART. 

I WATCHED HIM FALL FROM HIS CHAIR. 

MY EXPLOSION'S DEBRIS HAD SPRAYED COLOUR ACROSS OUR PLAIN DINNING ROOM WALLS AND IT LOOKED SO AMAZING, HIS DEATH FROM MY MESS. I STARTED TO COME. 

I THOUGHT, YES, I'LL COME ON YOUR LINES AND YOUR EDGES, YES, I’LL COME ON YOUR FUNERAL BED AND YES, YES

WHEN I'M DONE I’LL THROW BACK MY HEAD, MY EYES WILL BE SPARKLING,

I'LL THROUGH BACK MY HEAD

AND I'LL LAUGH.