Period Dramas

Theatre (cabaret, comedy)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Cellar
  • 14:10
  • Aug 13-14, 16-21
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Heather Milsted
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains flashing lights, strong language, popping of balloons, scenes of a sexual nature, discussions of genitalia and some audience participation.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Have you ever wondered how people in the past dealt with their periods? If Queen Victoria coasted* through her cramps? What if period dramas really were about... periods? Comedy, cabaret and tap collide in this hilarious one-woman show, teaching the history you never learnt at school. Armed with glitter, blood, some history books and an arsenal of embarrassing stories, Heather's on a mission to push through the menstrual taboo and change the way we think about bleeding. Audiences are invited to embrace themselves fully, let loose and have a "bloody" good time! *Obviously she didn't. It was 1837.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 15 Steep external steps down or Lift access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 16 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Ginger 4 days ago

This show went through the history of periods through four timelines and then a quick finale with a summary of the 1900s-present. Was very interactive with the audience. Spectators got to narrate a period using their best David Attenborough impersonation, fling pads at fellow audience members, and share the pain of being a woman.

The show itself was also in a space called the cellar down by the boilers which felt very authentic to the female experience of being shoved away and out of site.


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Gonzo Magazine (3.5/5 stars) 4 days ago

Heather Milsted is a gifted performer and writer who will no doubt inspire other women to write what they want, and I’m sure she’ll continue to entertain audiences for many years to come.

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Dates, Times and Prices