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Locker Room Talk

Presented by Live Theatre
Written by Gary McNair
Directed by Anna Ryder

Originally presented by The Traverse Theatre

The locker room. A space for men. A space for harmless banter. It’s all just a bit of fun really, nothing meant by it.
In the wake of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements - and with a world leader who ‘banters’ that he can “grab them by the pussy” - Locker Room Talk is an urgent response to everyday misogyny.
In 2017, Gary McNair interviewed hundreds of men across the UK and asked them to talk about women. He has distilled these conversations into a verbatim play in which the men’s words are given to an all-female cast to perform.  

Following the success of the original Traverse Theatre production, which has been seen at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and at the Scottish Parliament, Locker Room Talk will be directed by Live Theatre Creative Associate Anna Ryder and presented as a Rehearsed Reading by an all-female cast.

A provocative piece of event theatre, this is a rehearsed reading of a script which demands to be heard. Each performance is followed by a FREE post show discussion with experts in equality and gender studies

“shines a light on the uncertainties of the interviewees and their confusions and fears over what it means to be a man”

The Guardian
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Locker Room Talk

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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