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Puppy

BY NAOMI WESTERMAN
Theatre. 23rd Feb & 2nd Mar, 18:30, £12.

Comedy following two young women who meet and fall in love while engaging in some light recreational dogging. Together they explore the world of feminist porn and take on the patriarchal establishment.

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Two young women meet late one night in a car park, and immediately fall in love… while being watched by all their friends, enthusiastic recreational doggers (“it’s a hobby, like — It’s mostly social”). Together they explore the boundaries of their sexualities and the world of feminist porn. But this cosy little world is shattered by new proposed legislation, intent on outlawing female pleasure! The valiant lovers become fighters in a battle for their rights and vaginas.

Puppy is an outrageous, sex-positive, feminist sex comedy about dogging, lesbianism, feminism, feminist porn, periods, period-porn (yes, it is a thing!), protest, the patriarchy, British values, and Nick Clegg.

“Quite extraordinary. We were privileged to be the first to have seen these plays. The variety and quality was inspiring, reminding everyone of the talent within those four walls.” FemaleArts (on ‘Tortoise’)

“Funny and touching at the same time, the play breaks stereotypes and forces you to think.” Teatralny Londyn (on ‘Tortoise’)

Little but Fierce is a feminist theatre company, creating female-led productions of both new writing and classical adaptations. They work exclusively with female directors and playwrights, and only stage plays with more than 50% female cast. Their productions have been staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon (with the Royal Shakespeare Company), at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, the Cockpit Theatre, and at the Criterion in the West End.

About the artist: Naomi Westerman is a playwright and screenwriter who creates female-centric and feminist work in a range of genres and mediums. Her work has been staged at the Royal Court, the Arcola, the Bush, the St James Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, High Tide, and various fringe venues. Her first full-length play ‘Tortoise’, a dark comedy-drama about female mental illness, was developed via the Criterion Playwriting Programme and the Arcola’s Playwrought, and was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Writers.

www.naomiwesterman.com/puppy/

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Please note that this event takes place at THE MORLEY COLLEGE STUDIO, a short walk from The Vaults on Westminster Bridge Road. Click here for directions. Unfortunately, Morley College Studio isn’t wheelchair or step-free accessible. It is situated on the first floor with approximately 11 steps up/down.