Wonderful Wednesdays - Hannah Ballou: Goo:Ga

Wonderful Wednesdays - Hannah Ballou: Goo:Ga

4th May 2022

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A film screening with Live Q&A

In 2016, Hannah Ballou made goo:ga, a feminist live art comedy show when she was 8 months pregnant with her first child, Georgia. Five years later, Ballou is expecting her second child. The biological process is the same, but everything else could not be more different; her 5-year-old wants in on the action, one co-star is in an urn, she’s haunted by the ghosts of miscarriages past, and honestly she just cannot get as worked up about kid number two.

This sequel, goo:ga II has fun with the impossibility of re-performing old work even though you really should try to give your second child everything you gave your first. It’s essentially a cross between Ali Wong’s Hard Knock Wife and Ursula Martinez’ A Family Outing- 20 Years On.

* *(Warning, goo:ga contains salty language, naked preggos, erstwhile animals, dodgy child acting, ironic pelvic movement, ukulele feminism, four minutes of literally nothing happening, and themes of fetal illness.)

Ballou’s work is feminist, sometimes autobiographical, and challenges configurations of the comic body by asking who is funny, when, how, why, and why not? She is known to work with live animals and sleeping children. She once found out she was pregnant live on stage. She is the force behind Marina Abramopug and neo-burlesque alter-ego Lambchop Magoo. Recent shows include Shhh, The Doctor Is In, goo:ga, and hoo:ha. Collaborations include Womxn SRSLY, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, and PanicLab. She is a lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, London.

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Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.
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