A chance meeting in a pharmacy. Alice is looking for the morning after pill, instead she meets Jo, and is drawn into a world of radical, female activism. Welcome to Conquest: the world’s first revenge cupcake company.
Described as Fight Club meets Calendar Girls, Conquest is a funny and honest exploration of sexual consent and the minefield of feminism today. With sex education repeatedly on the agenda in parliament and evidence of sexual misconduct continually re-surfacing in the media, this is a timely piece reflecting on consent and the inequalities women still face in the bedroom.
Conquest is the debut show from PearShaped, developed as part of Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab and supported by Old Vic New Voices.
Halfway between a Q&A session and a chat in the bar, PearShaped present the Consent Café. This a free post-show event, where audience members can gather to digest and discuss the show and its themes, in a safe and supportive environment.
Each Café will be lead by one of the PearShaped team, with guests throughout the week.
Join the creative team behind Conquest for an informed chat in the bar – bring along any thoughts or questions you have.
Wednesday 21st – Katie Caden (Writer)
Thursday 22nd – Rachael Smith (Producer)
Saturday 24th matinee – Jess Daniels (Director)
PearShaped is a new company made up of Jess Daniels, Katie Caden and Rachael Smith. They make female-led theatre, and are interested in twisting conventional forms of storytelling. Jess is a director and theatre maker, Katie is a playwright and theatre-maker, Rachael is a producer and performance maker. Conquest is their first major collaboration. Individually they have had previous works performed at Camden People’s Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre, The Pleasance, and Theatre503.