30 BIRD: DOMESTIC LABOUR - A STUDY IN LOVE

30 BIRD: DOMESTIC LABOUR - A STUDY IN LOVE

14th May 2014


War, bicycles and the withdrawal method.

Domestic Labour: A Study in Love is a witty investigation of gender roles, love and the very domestic battle over who does the washing up.

A love story; a love story between a man and woman, East and West, about the mundane and the monumental, the personal and the political, the dust behind the bed and the Iranian baby boom.

A love story told through the nitty gritty of daily life – the rituals of cleaning revealing stories about past girlfriends, marriage, Islamic law and Brigitte Bardot - as the ‘man’ and his absent wife negotiate the power games of equality.

Darkly humorous and visually rich Domestic Labour highlights the absurd details of our daily lives and their resonance within the wider world.

"I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world... It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood." Susan B Anthony,
American Civil Rights Leader, 1896.

Created by the award winning Cambridge based 30 Bird, Domestic Labour is inspired by Feminism and the women’s movement in the late 19th and 20th century… from a particular male point of view.

Audience comments:
'Beautiful imagery with hoovers and a truly original narrative'
'Thank you so much for your show - it is fizzing in my mind!'

Press:
'Little jewels of anecdotes'
'It's a rare thing to see a piece of contemporary theatre with so much meat to it'
'Wonderful vignettes to cherish and which have left an imprint on my mind' Slate the Disco

'Dobrowolski's wizardry lets us see the homely and banal in magical new ways' Maddy Costa, The Guardian.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD
That’s right – pay what you can afford. When you go to the booking screen you’ll see a list of payment options ranging from £0 (yes, free!) to £15. Any one of these will get you a ticket, and there’s no catches! We want everyone, whatever your income, to have the chance to see some really groundbreaking new work.

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

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