PUSH 2016, was part of the Re:play festival at HOME in Manchester that showcases two weeks of exciting theatre. I attended the double bill on Friday the 22nd of January of A-Bomb on Broadway and when I feel like crap I google Kim Kardashian fat.
The first performance, A-Bomb on Broadway by the 1121 collective centred on 4 characters separately reacting to the atomic bombing of a major city, sharing their thoughts, memories and dreams. Although I found the plot a little hard to follow at times as it is quite abstract, the 4 actors gave brilliant passionate performances and I enjoyed the way they used the lamps to illuminate the stage.
The second, by the feminist duo Mighty Heart Theatre (who featured in The Feminist Takeover of Manchester Art Gallery last March and performed an excerpt from the same play) was when I feel like crap I google Kim Kardashian fat. I absolutely loved this! The main theme was body image, it featured singing, dancing, interacting with the audience and more. It was funny, heartbreaking and relatable at the same time as it used quotes from real women around the world, of all ages talking about their bodies. Sam and Lisa were fantastic and I wish I’d been able to see their other performance at PUSH 2016 What’s The Matter With You? as well.
Here is a short clip of my friend/blogger Morayo talking about it here: