SAT 11 MAR, 4pm & 8pm
Tickets: FREE but must be booked in advance
A BBC Radio 4 recording for hit series “The Price of Happiness” from captivating stand-up poet Kate Fox, where she explores some of the things she doesn't want (and has cheerfully failed to achieve) in life, despite the feeling that society expects that, as a woman, she should have.
In the first series Kate explored the financial and emotional costs saved by her decision not to have ‘Children’ or a ‘Big White Wedding’. Now, Kate explores further things in life she resolutely does not want to have: such as ‘A Hollywood Body’ and ‘Middle Class Status’.
Every day we are confronted with images of the perfect body, but are these unrealistic ideals? How guilty should you feel if you both agree that speaking out against the bodily exploitation of Miley Cyrus was an inspiring feminist move, and at the same time find yourself thinking that Sinead O’ Connor would look ever so nice with a short bob?
And what’s wrong with putting ketchup bottles on the table and retaining flat vowels?
Expect big laughs, a celebration of Northernness, and an attempt to answer one of life’s taxing questions: what’s the cost of wanting to be the same as everybody else?
Running time: 1 hour
Please note: Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis. As not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.