- 25/01/18 – Camden People’s Theatre (London) as part of Calm Down Dear Festival of Feminist Performance. Tickets on sale now.
- 07&08/02/18 – The Bike Shed Theatre (Exeter) as part of Calm Down Dear Exeter Tickets on sale now
- 08/03/18 – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate as part of POW! (Power Of Women Festival) Thanet 2018 PLUS post-show discussion chaired by Journalist and Feminist Activist Rachel Bell . Tickets on sale now
Filmed and edited by Rosie Powell
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”…a visceral takedown of sexist social mores.” Read full review here
Syd&Sylvia will be at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. Dates: 5-7, 9-14, 16-21 & 23-26 August. Venue: Silk (Free Fringe venue 444), 28a King’s Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2JY. See EdFringe website for more info. Please note ed fringe website lists different dates. Dates displayed here are the correct ones.
London preview date: *****ONE NIGHT ONLY*****
Friday 14th July. Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT.
Book online or telephone 020 3095 9747
“This show is a face-punch right in the patriarchy…brutal, honest, uncompromising and urgent… one of the best pieces I’ve seen this year. Everyone should have a chance to see it” – Jen Smethurst, SPILL National Platform Project Manager & General Manager, Sh!t Theatre
6-12 Manette Street, London W1D 4AT. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.
The year is 1987. Infamous club owner and compere Syd and his long-suffering wife, club singer and entertainer Sylvia, have been performing the same old routines at their Eastbourne working men’s club for 15 years. However, since taking up an evening class in Women’s Studies, Sylvia has been taking liberties with some of the material, much to the disapproval of her abusive husband…
Syd and Sylvia is a one-woman show about control, expectation and the crap that women face every day, told through gender bending, karaoke and bad jokes.
Previous audience feedback:
“…violent and harrowing and kind of raw. If we’re talking brush strokes, it isn’t light watercolours. It’s clay. It’s painting with a hammer. And I really, really love that.”
“Brave, funny, unlike anything I’ve ever seen”
“…Mighty Boosh with a strong moral compass”
(Old) Foyle’s basement, 6-12 Manette Street, London W1D 4AT. Doors 7pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £5 in advance, £8 OTD