Two Man Show

RashDash

Overview

An Associate Company at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, multi-award winning RashDash is led by Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen. Always placing performers and performance at the centre of the work, they investigate radical feminist ideas through a highly crafted combination of physical movement, text and live music. With no single medium prioritised above another, the company aims to speak to the feeling body as much as the cerebral brain.

Two Man Show exploits the story of two brothers’ struggle to be ‘good men’ as a vehicle to explore prehistory and the origins of patriarchy, 'masculinity' and ‘femininity'. Existing in a counterpoint between text and movement, conventional story telling and character, and abstract images and movement, the show illustrates how patriarchy is bad for everyone, male and female, and how our language reinforces ‘masculine’ values. Underpinned by high production values and Becky Wilkie’s impressive live sound score, this loud and raucous show provocatively challenges the notion that gender is binary.

Please note at points during the show performers will be naked (non threatening and not sexual nudity).

In the press

“Smart, potent and exhilaratingly physical attack on patriarchy” The Stage

Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy” Time Out

Production details

  • Devisor

    Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen
  • Designer

    Oli Townsend
  • Number of people on stage

    3
  • Number of people in touring company

    4
  • Freight

    Freight

    Estimate 4.42m cubed (fits into a long wheelbase transit van)

  • Touring Availability

    From 2018 - 2019
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400)
  • Minimum performance space

    Ideally 6m x10m but can be 4m x10 m
  • Text-based

    Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element),
    Dense (important for audiences to have a good understanding of English)
  • Also contains:

    Live Music, Nudity, Strong Language

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Northern Stage at Summerhall
  • Production dates

    21 - 26 AUGUST (not Wednesday 23 AUGUST)
  • Production times

    2215-2325
  • Duration

    70 MINS
  • Audience capacity

    100

Contact

  • Address

    Flat 6
    Block M
    Peabody Estate
    Camberwell Green
    SE5 7BU
  • Email

    helen.rashdash@gmail.com
  • Contact for touring

    Helen Goalen

Wraparound

  • Workshops on physical devising processes and the themes of Two Man Show for up to 20 participants
  • Post show discussions