dressed.

ThisEgg in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe

Overview

ThisEgg is Josie Dale-Jones, a new talent who self-produces, co-creates and performs with a variety of artistic collaborators. Dale-Jones devises original work which mixes theatrical styles, celebrating different forms of entertainment. The work has a sense of intimacy that connects with audiences, responding to the world we live in and prompting us to ask big questions. A previous show, My & My Bee, was made for family audiences and toured to 100 UK venues. In 2019, Theatre Royal Bath awarded her a scholarship to create a new work.

Lydia Higginson now only wears clothes she has made. Made My Wardrobe is the blog she created to document and share the process and everything behind it. Her project is the catalyst behind dressed

dressed. was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, winning a Fringe First. It tells a true story and features four females who have all been friends since school: a theatremaker (Dale-Jones), a costume maker (Higginson), a singer (Nobahar Mahdavi) and a dancer (Olivia Norris). It explores a traumatic real life experience into something beautiful and resilient. The show is about reclaiming one’s body, female friendship and the power clothes have to define, liberate, hide and embellish. It takes inspiration from the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault.

dressed. is in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In the press

"It fashions something rich, brocaded and gossamer beautiful out of dark shadows… watching it, I thought my heart might burst" Lyn Gardner, The Independent

“Beautiful, searching, painful… with joy, compassion and a rich flow of energy” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Production details

  • Devisor

    Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi, Olivia Norris
  • Director

    Dramaturg: Laurence Cook
  • Designer

    Set designer: Stefanie Mueller, Lighting designer: Lucy Adams, Composition: Alex Paton
  • Number of people on stage

    4
  • Number of people in touring company

    5/6 (depending on additional producer)
  • Freight

    Freight

    Option of touring without freight. Information available on request

  • Touring Availability

    From October 2019
  • Scale of venue

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

    8m x 6m
  • Text-based

    Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)
  • Also contains:

    Nudity, Sexually Explicit Material

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Pleasance Courtyard, Fourth, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
  • Production dates

    20–25 AUGUST
  • Production times

    1210–1310
  • Duration

    60 MINS
  • Audience capacity

    252

Contact

Wraparound

- Q&A sessions

- Workshops including:

  • devising with particular focuses on cross-art-form, collaborative devising and working without a director
  • producing workshops, particular focuses include self-producing and small-scale touring
  • clothes making workshops

Additional productions

Me & My Bee - Climate change is massive. Bees aren't. A family comedy for children and adults alike. M&MB has toured to more than 100 venues across England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland.

The Family Sex Show (available 2020) – A show for everyone (5+) about sex, pleasure and love.