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february 2020

24feb7:30 pmKat Lyons presents Dry SeasonScratch & Spit

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Scratch & Spit: Kat Lyons presents Dry Season

Monday 24 February 7:30pm 

Bridport Arts Centre – please note due to an electrical problem the venue has changed from the Lyric Theatre to Bridport Arts Centre

Advance Ticket Price: £7.50 (£10.00 on the door)

Tickets available on the door

For our first full Scratch & Spit night of 2020 we are thrilled to welcome performer Kat Lyons with her headline show Dry Season.

At 38, Kat thought she was still far too young to think about menopause; her body had other ideas…

Combining original spoken word poetry with excerpts from medical literature and drawing on interviews and fairytale imagery, Kat takes the audience on an autobiographical journey through a year of hormones, mental health issues and unexpected camaraderie. An intimate, funny, and tender spoken word theatre show, Dry Season uses one woman’s experience of premature ovarian failure to explore the process of coming to terms with a shifting identity, and question the way that aging- particularly the role of aging women – is viewed in society.

Dry Season was choreographed by dance artist Laura Dannequin, with later dramaturgical development by writer Amy Mason.

Kat Lyons is a Bristolbased writerpoetstoryteller and performerwith a background in live art and troublemakingShe has told stories for adults and childrencollaborated with an ecologist to create sitespecific explorations of the intersections of mythfolklore and environmental scienceAs a queer feminist performerKats creativity is critically engaged with the wider political landscapeShe views spoken word performance in all its forms as the original DIY entertainmentand believes it has the power to engage all ages and demographics in creatively interpreting their experiences.

Scratch & Spit takes place at The Lyric on the last Monday of every other month, with the first half featuring around six 5-minute scratch slots (sign up on the night), then two more developed 10-minute scratch slots (to be pre-booked), then a headline show in the second half after the interval.

Time

(Monday) 7:30 pm

Location

Bridport Arts Centre

South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR

Organizer

Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

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