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    • 15 Jul
      15 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

    When Raina arrives at her spoken word gig to see her exes in the audience, all the questions she’s had about her past sexual experiences begin to surface. Through poetry, comedy, and one very awkward encounter with a cheese string, she begins to explore questions about bad sex, drunk sex, and the grey areas of consent.

    Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking, MANIC is a solo show that combines spoken word, puppetry, and theatre to ask whether it is possible to say you were violated without implicating a partner.


    Written and performed by Raina Greifer 

    Directed by Pippa Thornton

    Winner of Best Solo Show at FUSE International 2022 

     ‘A powerful yet harrowing experience, MANIC is an important addition to the conversation of sexual inequality.’ (NSDF Noises Off)

    ‘A challenging and multifaceted show with a figure of raw talent at its heart.’  (**** Confessions of a Five Foot Two Actress)

    ‘Astonishing moments of word play, startling metaphor and poetic storytelling drip and drop throughout’ (**** Bath Fringe Hub)

    Contains discussions of sexual assault, and strong language. For a full list of content warnings, please click here. 

    Cast & creative team

    Raina Greifer – Writer and Performer 

    Pippa Thornton – Director 

    Erin Green – Stage Manager 

    Riddell Erridge – Producer 

    Bronwen Wilson – Movement coach 

    Cici Noir – Choreographer 

    Noelle Adames – Artist wellbeing 

    Mary Bennett – Lighting design

    • RUNNING TIME55 mins (no interval)
    • TICKETS£12 / £8
    • VENUE

    Content warnings: contains adult themes, frank descriptions of sexual assault and rape, emotional discussions of sexual assault, recounting of drunk sex and strong language


    Standard from £12 / Concession from £8 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
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