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    Lesbian Pirates! Bringing History to Life

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    Sun 17 Jan, 10am
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    Pick a favourite forgotten historical figure and tell their story at this theatre workshop.

    Led by the writer/composer of Freud the Musical and Lesbian Pirates!, it uses writing exercises, group work and prompts to explore dramatic narrative.

    Come prepared with a character from history you’re passionate about.

    The workshop is led by Natasha Sutton Williams, an award-winning writer, composer and actor.

    Her work includes Freud The Musical (King’s Head, VAULT, LIVR), Clown Sex (Arcola), Brother Don’t Preach (Theatre503), Prone to Mischief (Old Red Lion) and I AM NOT SICK (Pleasance).

    She is the co-founder of Working Birthday theatre company alongside producer Steph J Weller.

    Her disability-led musical Lesbian Pirates!, about Anne Bonny and Mary Read, received funding and support from Unlimited, artsdepot, New Wolsey Theatre, BEAM 2020, Unity Theatre Trust and the Canadian High Commission.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    Contains language which some might find offensive.

    Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start time of the event.

    Participants attending this workshop:
    1. This workshop contains writing exercises 2. Bring along the name of a forgotten historical figure you are interested in and want to write a piece of drama about 3. Research three facts about this forgotten historical figure

    This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).


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    Where to watch

    Thank you for booking a ticket for Unlimited from the Southbank Centre. This event takes place live online via Zoom. 

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    *Please note: due to a technical error, if you booked a ticket for anything other than Pitch and Mix on or before Monday 11 January, you may have automatically been sent an incorrect link. Please use the most recent joining link you’ve been sent. This will have come from our customer relations team on or after Tuesday 12 January. We’re sorry for any confusion this may have caused. 

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    We hope you enjoy the event and we are excited to see you there!

    Dates & times

    Sun 17 Jan 2021, 10am

    Approximate run time: 90 mins

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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