TALK PROPA is a celebration of all things northern.
Sick of the endless presentations of northern women as the clown, ‘chav’ or someone that lives such a dire life in the grim darkness that is The North™, that they must escape and move to the wonderful South... TALK PROPA is a truly northern f*ck you to the southern elite.
Two women from across the north of England explore their relationship with their accents and the prejudice they’ve faced as a result. Featuring music from the one and only Cheryl, queen of the North, these lasses take on the stereotypes they are constantly reduced to (with a cuppa tea in hand of course).
Southerners, buckle up.
Through comedy, direct address and experimental video and sound design, TALK PROPA radically deconstructs the concept of a ‘generic northern accent’. A spotlight on the intersection of class, accent and gender prejudice against northern women on stage.
Don’t be mardy - see yah there, pet.
Talk Propa is supported by The CULTIVATE Bursary, in Association with COMMON and the Newbury Corn Exchange.Book Now
SHYBAIRN makes experimental, collaborative performance. They make theatre that uses a range of mediums to explore political themes, questions and ideas in the zeitgeist. Through comedy, movement and multimedia, SHYBAIRN dissect concepts and piece them back together in a playful form for different audiences.
SHYBAIRN devise performances alongside social and political campaigns. TALK PROPA is their debut show made in conjunction with a campaign to stop the prejudice against northern accents in actor training and on stage. For more information or to be involved please do get in touch.
Caitlin Evans is the founder of SHYBAIRN. She works with a core female and non-binary led team with different artists unique to each performance.Book Now
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