The Army // 7:30pm
“…to stand on my feet, to challenge my behaviour, to commit, to breathe, to hurt, to fight, to be for or against an idea, to be stronger than I think I am…”
Anton Mirto is a performer and artist who founded the celebrated performance company A2 whose first show miss did it hurt when you fell down from heaven? had major critical acclaim (★★★★ The Guardian, The Times). Her previous show at The Yard was the sublimely ritualistic earning innocence, which saw performers roll out metres of silver foil to create living sculptures as part of NOW 14.
Her new show The Army speaks of urgency and objection. Through a visceral language of resilience and dysfuctionality, it sees a woman march against apathy, for healing, purpose and power.
Hearty // 9pm
HRT is Hormone Replacement Therapy. A controversial bio-technology of powerful drugs that are responsible for changing the female body.
Emma Frankland returns to The Yard to follow the sell-out Rituals For Change at NOW 16 (★★★★ “tender, brave and brilliant” WhatsOnStage) with an exploration of HRT and its history. She explores attitudes to menopause alongside the liberation of her own body as a transgender woman. It’s messy, it’s intense and it’s politically-charged.
Inspired by conversations with women around the world, Hearty celebrates growth, ageing, transformation.
Access tickets are priced at £17 and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (020 3111 0570) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org