Too Pretty To Punch

Edalia Day

Spoken Word & Poetry
03 — 08 Mar
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:00
£12.00
1hr 00m
12+
Cabaret LGBTQ+ Physical Theatre
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Too Pretty To Punch

A comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement, original songs and kickass video projection. Edalia Day is a banjo wielding, poetry slam winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time.

Too Pretty To Punch is a hilarious and uplifting journey through what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain. It reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.

"Head-spinning, joyful, painful, funny - and I loved the tech. It's a blast from and to the heart." - Chris Thorpe

Edalia is a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker based in Norwich. Trained at Lecoq and Alra, their theatre is visually stunning, with physical comedy and a child like sense of play at the heart of everything they make.


Writer/Performer/Animator: Edalia Day
Composer: Billie Bottle
Artists: B Mure & Jack Kelly
Set Design: Leo Calder
Stage manager: David Calder
Poster Design: David Cousens

The finale includes poetry, video and audio contributions from 15 transgender and/or nonbinary poets from all over the world:

Lee Mokobe, Ashe Vernon, Cairo Nevitt, Ash Palmisciano Robbie Masters, Adriana Scott Newsum, Leo George, George Cook, Millie Quick, Sez Thomasin, Jay Hulme, Carey Wood-Duffy, Kit Rayne, Kay Kassirer.

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About Edalia Day

Edalia is a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker based in Norwich. Trained at Lecoq and Alra, their theatre is visually stunning, with physical comedy and a child like sense of play at the heart of everything they make.

They've won numerous poetry slams all over the UK, have 2 poetry books published. Too Pretty To Punch is their third show and was a smash hit at Edinburgh 2019. Other tours include Super Hamlet 64, about videogames and Shakespeare, and Spectacular Spacebots, about an autistic robot who goes on space adventures.

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Too Pretty To Punch

Edalia Day

Dates & Times

Tuesday 3 March Tue 3 Mar 18:00 £10.50 Book Now
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Friday 6 March Fri 6 Mar 18:00 £11.50 Book Now
Saturday 7 March Sat 7 Mar 15:00 £11.50 Book Now
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Too Pretty To Punch

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Press & Reviews

Feminist Fringe ★★★★★ "a magnificent tapestry of gender expectations...a digital masterpiece." 

Broadway Baby ★★★★★ "Too Pretty to Punch is the rare queer show that I have no qualms recommending to anyone.  Everyone should see this show."

Edinburgh 49 ★★★★★ "You come for the social commentary, which is lucid and insightful, you stay for the video-projection, which is (as promised) kickass." 

Too Pretty To Punch

Edalia Day

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