Peggy Shaw in RUFF, Split Britches (image credit: Michael Conti)

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A freewheeling monologue of deadpan humour and striking honesty, RUFF is performance artist Peggy Shaw’s reflections on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011. Read More >

A freewheeling monologue of deadpan humour and striking honesty, RUFF is performance artist Peggy Shaw’s reflections on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011.

Supported by video monitors, a green screen and her virtual back-up band, Shaw pays tribute to the family, friends and performers who have inspired and kept her company over the years in confronting identity and change.

Combining autobiographical anecdotes with song renditions (including an informative adaptation of ‘The Hokey Cokey’), imitations and reflections on the space left behind for new insight, this is a stand-up routine that critics have cited as being both hilarious but, moreover, thought-provoking.

Led by Shaw and Lois Weaver, New York-based duo Split Britches has transformed the queer performance scene with satirical gender-bending work.

RUFF is suitable for theatregoers aged 12 and older.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 14/04/2016

Closing Night: 16/04/2016

Running time: 1hr10

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Peggy Shaw

Creative

Director - Lois Weaver

Producer - Split Britches

Designer - Matt Delbridge

Lighting Designer - Lori E Seid

Movement Director - Stormy Brandenberger

Sound - Vivian Stoll

Author - Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver

Music By - Vivian Stoll

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Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS