Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Aug
3
to Aug 27

Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

SO WE'RE DOING IT! WE'RE TAKING THIS REALLY IS TOO MUCH TO THE FRINGE!

Raucous, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, this genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of life as a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, WO-man in modern society. ‘Gleefully compelling’ (Exeunt), slickly choreographed and dripping with feminist charm and anarchic wit.

Gracefool combine dancing with dark comedy to delve into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles, wrestling with gender, identity and social convention. An outlandish and wildly entertaining medley of absurd political speeches, talent contests and box ticking.

Part of the Underbelly Untapped season.

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Camden People's Theatre
May
28
8:30pm 8:30pm

Camden People's Theatre

This really is too much

Look. (point) You’ve never had it so good. We. Are moving. Forward.

Outlandish, bold and highly entertaining, ‘This really is too much’ delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. With irreverent physicality, four characters wrestle with restriction, gender and performance of identity, trying desperately to work out which box they fit into.

Raucous and thought provoking in equal measure, Gracefool's genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of what it means to be a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-man in modern society. Dripping with virtuosic charm and anarchic wit, this is feminist comedy dance at its very best.

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Camden People's Theatre
May
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Camden People's Theatre

This really is too much

Look. (point) You’ve never had it so good. We. Are moving. Forward.

Outlandish, bold and highly entertaining, ‘This really is too much’ delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. With irreverent physicality, four characters wrestle with restriction, gender and performance of identity, trying desperately to work out which box they fit into.

Raucous and thought provoking in equal measure, Gracefool's genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of what it means to be a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-man in modern society. Dripping with virtuosic charm and anarchic wit, this is feminist comedy dance at its very best.

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Yorkshire Dance
May
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Yorkshire Dance

This really is too much

Look. (point) You’ve never had it so good. We. Are moving. Forward.

Outlandish, bold and highly entertaining, ‘This really is too much’ delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. With irreverent physicality, four characters wrestle with restriction, gender and performance of identity, trying desperately to work out which box they fit into.

Raucous and thought provoking in equal measure, Gracefool's genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of what it means to be a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-man in modern society. Dripping with virtuosic charm and anarchic wit, this is feminist comedy dance at its very best.

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Drama Studio, Sheffield
Apr
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Drama Studio, Sheffield

Convicts & Lunatics

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company present an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas. Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama Wrong ‘Un follows a Lancashire mill-girl’s journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond. A hundred years later, exciting new dance theatre company Gracefool Collective will bend over backwards, attempting to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in This really is too much.

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The Met, Bury
Mar
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Met, Bury

Convicts & Lunatics

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company present an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas. Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama Wrong ‘Un follows a Lancashire mill-girl’s journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond. A hundred years later, exciting new dance theatre company Gracefool Collective will bend over backwards, attempting to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in This really is too much.

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Cast, Doncaster
Mar
9
7:45pm 7:45pm

Cast, Doncaster

Convicts & Lunatics

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company present an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas. Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama Wrong ‘Un follows a Lancashire mill-girl’s journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond. A hundred years later, exciting new dance theatre company Gracefool Collective will bend over backwards, attempting to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in This really is too much.

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Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Mar
8
6:45pm 6:45pm

Octagon Theatre, Bolton

'Til Death Us Do Part

Dearly beloved, you are gathered here today to witness Gracefool Collective conduct the ceremony, kiss the bride and say ‘i do’ at the wedding you never wanted but got anyway.

Join us as we celebrate your dad’s awkward speech, a sunken cake and a first dance where no-one knows the steps.

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Morning Class at Yorkshire Dance
Feb
27
to Mar 2

Morning Class at Yorkshire Dance

Come join Gracefool Collective for professional morning class while we're in residency at Yorkshire Dance: Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March 9.15-10.45am. The class is a physical warm up with a mix of different exercises that we enjoy doing, including brain-hurting tendu patterns, sloshy floor work and a cardio workout to Maniac (Flashdance!!)

The classes are part of ProDanceLeeds' programme and cost £4. No need to pre-book: just turn up on the day!

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Physical Theatre Workshop at Cast
Feb
25
10:30am10:30am

Physical Theatre Workshop at Cast

Gracefool Collective are running a fun and insightful introduction to directing at Cast, Doncaster. During two hours we will explore creative approaches to making physical theatre.

Combining physical theatre, clowning, movement and comedy to create performance, Gracefool Collective will share their favourite creative tools and lead group improvisation and games that explore voice and movement, character work and use of politics and humour in performance.
 

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stage@Leeds
Feb
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

stage@Leeds

Convicts & Lunatics

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company present an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas. Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama Wrong ‘Un follows a Lancashire mill-girl’s journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond. A hundred years later, exciting new dance theatre company Gracefool Collective will bend over backwards, attempting to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in This really is too much.

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The Civic, Barnsley
Feb
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Civic, Barnsley

Convicts & Lunatics

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company present an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas. Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama Wrong ‘Un follows a Lancashire mill-girl’s journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond. A hundred years later, exciting new dance theatre company Gracefool Collective will bend over backwards, attempting to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in This really is too much.

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Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Dec
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Convicts & Lunatics

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company present an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas. Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama Wrong ‘Un follows a Lancashire mill-girl’s journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond. A hundred years later, exciting new dance theatre company Gracefool Collective will bend over backwards, attempting to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in This really is too much.

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