Hartlepool Town Hall
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Hartlepool Town Hall

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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White Swan, Alnwick
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

White Swan, Alnwick

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Saltburn Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Saltburn Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Arts Centre, Washington
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Arts Centre, Washington

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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The Witham, Barnard Castle
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Witham, Barnard Castle

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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stage@leeds, Leeds
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

stage@leeds, Leeds

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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University Theatre, Bath Spa University
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

University Theatre, Bath Spa University

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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The Bay Theatre, Weymouth
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Bay Theatre, Weymouth

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Dorchester Arts
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Dorchester Arts

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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York Theatre Royal
Sep
17
to Sep 18

York Theatre Royal

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Northern Stage, Newcastle
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Northern Stage, Newcastle

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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Gala Theatre, Durham
Sep
11
to Sep 12

Gala Theatre, Durham

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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ARC, Stockton
Sep
4
to Sep 5

ARC, Stockton

THIS IS NOT A WEDDING

Expect to laugh, cry and shimmy along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means. 

Witness a generation’s experience of pressure, conformity & expectation in this radical and apocalyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies. As time runs out and the clock counts down, four defiant brides attempt to please everyone and no one, forging their own absurd path through the wilderness of tradition. Using their signature concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society. 

It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.

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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
8:30 PM20:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
8:00 PM20:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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
7:45 PM19:45

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
6:45 PM18:45

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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Bolton Parish Church, Bolton
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Bolton Parish Church, 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
10:30 AM10:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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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