Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Comedy (poetry, theatre)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Front Room
  • 18:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Karen McLeod
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)(Slightly sweary and lesbian poetry content.)
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Barbara Brownskirt, the prolific poet-in-residence at 197 bus stop, Penge, semi-welcomes you to her thought-provoking and unsettling knee-length poetry comedy show. Charting Barbara's life as an unsuccessful poet in 21st-century Britain, Barbara takes the language of feminism and lesbian cliché and creates an anarchic pathos-filled experience. Themes such as failing, the Dunning-Kruger effect in art (where persons of low ability suffer from illusory superiority), Freudian mother-love and a Judi Dench obsession run throughout. 'Indefatigable, prolific and utterly unpublishable' (VICE). 'I absolutely pissed myself' (Lucy McCormick).

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