IN THE GUT by Les Femmes Ridicule
Comedy show, grotesquely funny approach to very real fears about Childbirth.
A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules. TV chefs Judith and Marie Chantal wow audiences with this unforgettable anti-natal banquet. Les Femmes Ridicule play with their audience from beginning to end walking a fine line between comedy and tragedy. The charming and grotesque duo tackle some of life's unspoken paranoia and taboos in a light and disturbing way.
Les Femmes Ridicule is made up of trio Alice Robinson (Director), Siobhan McKiernan (Actor) and Margot Courtemanche (Actor) who meet while at RADA. In The Gut has been devised by all three and broaches the subjects of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. Tackling tragic themes, such as miscarriage and infertility, with a thoughtful and comedic approach. The audience will be introduced to different scenarios that offer alternative perspectives and approaches to the subjects – from the ridiculous and strange, to the dramatic and poignant.
In The Gut was performed at The London Clown Festival 2016, Blue Elephant Theatre May run 2016, Brighton Fringe Festival 2016 and RADA festival 2016, with the support of the Arts Council of England and UK Miscarriage Association.
“Theatre, including comedy, can be a great medium for tough topics and it sounds as if [Les Femmes Ridicule] have a keen understanding of the sensitives involved”
Ruth Bender – Miscarriage Association
★★★★ Remote Goat
★★★★ Female Arts
Praise for In The Gut
"A colorful hysterical and slightly ridiculous show for everyone. I left with a better knowledge of pregnancy and birthing and strangely mildly hungry."
"Without a doubt, one of the most original shows I've seen so far this year."
"The show is a laugh-out-loud delight from beginning to end."
Inked In Arts Magazine
"Overall the experience left me feeling educated, hungry and somewhat aroused"
Director- Alice Robinson
Sound Designer - Chris Drohan
Lighting Designer- Peter Small
Set Designer- Nicola Ralph
Producer- Heather Ralph
Technican - Ian Jackson
Devised by Alice Robinson, Siobhán McKiernan and Margot Courtemanche
Performed by Siobhán McKiernan and Margot Courtemanche