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Ovalhouse and Mars.tarrab

The Lady’s Not for Walking Like an Egyptian by Mars.tarrab

What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the 80s ?
Drag out your Lycra and your legwarmers. This is the 1980s like you’ve never seen them before. Or...exactly like you saw them before.

  • British Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tues 19 - Sat 23 November 19:45pm. Preview 19 November. BSL Interpreted performance by Jacqui Beckford Saturday 23 November.

Venue: Downstairs

Did Maggie invent Facebook ? Do you ever turn your phone off ? Join Mars.tarrab as they desperately try to understand Thatcherism, the power of love and what the 80s ever for did us.

This anarchic romp sold out when it appeared at Ovalhouse as a work-in-progress for our Counterculture 50 season in February 2013. Six weeks later Thatcher was dead. Developed and refined, the remix of this joyful and provocative show is back to take over our downstairs theatre.

‘A combination of playful absurdity and questing rigour…bubbles with excitement and a relentless, restless energy…a joy’ Matt Trueman

Free Post Show Events:

Thursday 21 November Living in a Ghost Town
Join the company, Danny Braverman, Nick Philippou and Penny Freeman to discuss what the 80s have done to the Arts as we know it.

Friday 22 November The Lady’s Not For Voting
Join the company and a panel of women in politics to discuss Women and Power.

Saturday 23 November Sizzling Saturday Sing-A-Long
Warm up your vocal chords for an alternative 80s karaoke party with your host the Fabulous John Sizzle (Gay Bingo)


"Genuinely terrifying guerilla acrobatics performed with gusto. Ingenious… breaking down the fourth wall and jumping all over it with Space Hoppers"

The Londonist

"Hilarious from start to finish. I was doubled over and tearing up with laughter
A great night out. Makes full use of the grim political landscape of the 1980s"

Everything Theatre
  • Tue 19 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Wed 20 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Thu 21 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Fri 22 Nov, 7:45pm
  • Sat 23 Nov, 7:45pm

Additional information

BSL Interpreted performance by Jacqui Beckford Saturday 23 November.

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