Express caption: Reminiscent of Monty Python: the actors’ portrayal of members of the Justice for Men and Boys Party
Express caption: Surreal: the stage was well and truly painted ‘hairy and fleshy pink’
Mahatma Gandhi once wrote:
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
Feminists – being considerably slower than normal women – are clearly still on the second stage.
My thanks to Sally for pointing me to this piece published online by the Express. It’s about Queen C***, the latest testament to feminists’ fathomless self-absorption and narcissism. The writer of the article is Sam Stevenson, a mangina. Extracts:
ZANY and daring, Queen C*** Sacred or Profane? is an important work for theatregoers to behold.
Deborah Ward and China Fish’s fearless feminist sketch show will empower women and men alike. The radical play evokes a heady mishmash of the endearing absurdity of The Mighty Boosh, with lashings of The Vagina Monologues thrown in for good measure. Sponsored by Lunette menstrual cup and made possible with Arts Council funding, [J4MB: In plain English, “made possible” by money extracted from taxpayers – mainly men, who pay almost 75% of the income taxes collected in the UK] the Hannah Elsy production aims to shed light on women’s issues of the day [J4MB: What a refeshing change from the relentless shedding of light on men’s issues] through the lens of the burlesque.
The actors craft an array of colourful and grotesque characters, which lampoon their subject matter with aplomb. During the show’s second rendition at London’s Bunker Theatre, the audience was audibly in stitches throughout…
Highlights included a giant, sentient “fleshy pink” vagina, an acerbic Monty Python-esque interpretation of British men’s rights activist Mike Buchanan – who was the founder of the Justice for Men and Boys party – and a performing stage manager who takes the form of an overexcited clitoris…
“As theatre-makers we are interested in comedy and specifically absurd comedy,” Deborah told Express.co.uk. The obvious thread of satire is pronounced throughout the performance. But while comedy undoubtedly spearheads this courageous show, it must not belie its true impact as a cutting-edge critique on the patriarchal world in which we live…
Beneath the side-splitting performances and witty script, Queen C***’s thesis therefore raises not only eyebrows but fundamental questions about the role of women today.