Swive [Elizabeth]

Swive [Elizabeth]

London
SYNOPSIS: Swive: (archaic, transitive) To copulate with (a woman). (archaic, transitive, dialectal ) To cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest. Elizabeth was a political mastermind and monarchic force who reigned supreme for 45 years, and yet she still felt that her power ultimately resided in her beauty. Swive interrogates the power of aesthetics in gaining and maintaining control in a patriarchy, Shining candlelight on the savage pressure that women are under to sell themselves on their least interesting quality. If beauty is the key to survival, how do you hold on to what time will take away?

Directed by Natalie Abrahami

Cast: Nina Cassells, Abigail Cruttenden, Michel Gould, Colin Tierney

Show Times: Vary, see website

Tickets from £7
  • Playwright: Ella Hickson
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