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Bridport Arts Centre: Kat Lyons presents Dry Season on Monday 24 February 7:30pm

£7.50

Scratch & Spit: Kat Lyons presents Dry Season

Monday 24 February 7:30pm 

Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport – please note due to an electrical problem the venue has moved from The Lyric Theatre to the Arts Centre

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

Tickets are non refundable

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Scratch & Spit: Kat Lyons presents Dry Season

Please note due to an electrical problem the venue has moved from The Lyric Theatre to the Bridport Arts Centre

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.

Doors & bar open at 7pm for 7:30pm start. Tickets are £7.50 advance from Bridport TIC or £10 on the door.

***CALLING ALL poets, writers, theatre makers!! ***
If you’d like to come and take to the stage for a 5-minute open mic slot, please arrive as close to 7pm as you can, and sign up with Rob Casey (the host) who will allocate slots, and if we are over-subscribed names will get drawn from a hat! If your piece is more like 10 minutes, please email Rob in advance to book: robertcasey@hotmail.co.uk

This showcase is developed in partnership with ArtfulScribe and Apples & Snakes as part of the DO:Write project.

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