Andover writer Sophie Porter and director Paul Shears have combined their talents for a new performance at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden in March.
“4 women, 1 mysogynist, 4 age groups and 1 urgent question…”
Originally a poem, The Monotonous Drum is a spoken-word, live, theatrical performance intercut with increasingly self-aware film projections, exploring political discrimination under the overarching question: “at what age are we still too young…?”
Starring exceptional young actress Melody Ashman, The Monotonous Drum is a demanding piece of brand-new, experimental theatre by disabled writer Sophie Porter, in which the issues surrounding feminism, ageism, mysogyny and, of course, equality are tackled unashamedly and satirically under the comforting guise of carefully crafted rhymes.
As the programme notes say: “When will our opinions be taken ‘seriously’ – when we’ve given birth and proved our biological worth? When we’re old and have made our financial contribution to the country? Or simply none of the above?”
Sophie told us “Paul and I both studied at Harrow Way together and he’ll be directing, producing and performing in the piece. His partner, Melody Ashman, has the lead role.”
The Monotonous Drum will be at the Etcetera Theatre (above Oxford Arms), 265 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU on 4th March 2014 at 9.30pm (duration 55 minutes).
Tickets are £10 and available from: http://www.etceteratheatre.com/?id=2&wod=03/04/2014