Why Is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?
written and performed by
directed by Colin Watkeys
A comic journey through female roles and dress codes via "the knicker factor" school discos and errant sperm through the eyes of one young woman who wants to be a Beatle.
SIX stars and one of the Best of the Fest in the Edinburgh Evening News:
Claire Dowie's award-
Still angry, still hilarious, and still right, Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? is phenomenal. This is not only a blistering rally cry for gender equality, but also a life-
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Don't miss "the inimitable Claire Dowie" perform this Fringe Classic:
London Fringe Award Winner 1991
CLAIRE DOWIE performs
THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY
Claire Dowie tells tales of extraordinary, ordinary people in a virtuoso performance of her own play The Year of the Monkey.
(now published by Methuen with Designs For Living & Sodom)
“A superb spiky performance ” (Guardian)
Storytelling with a difference -
Dowie is definitely worth catching.
(Manchester Evening News)
You would, as our own dear Nancy Banks Smith might say, be looking at Claire Dowie a long time before you were reminded of an allotment-
A convincing endorsement of “stand–up theatre”.
“Claire Dowie combines the smoothness and audience rapport of a stand-
H to He
(I`m turning into a man)
written and performed
by Claire Dowie
Inspired by Kafka`s Metamorphosis H to He adds new twists in the maze of gender identity and sexuality ... One morning a woman wakes up to discover she is turning into a man.
"And that`s the cunning twist Claire Dowie uses
to explore not just aspects of female ageing,
but also gender identity and sexuality.
Before our eyes she morphs from defiantly
grotty hygiene, sloppy habits and lecherous urges."
"a heady mix of monologue stand up comedy and cabaret
Wood and you`re only partly there."
"as she peels away the fake femininity her own unspecified
gender takes shape -
"an original piece of theatre: challenging, uncomfortable, funny, shocking even, and entertaining along the way"
Reviews from The Herald, Rainbow Network and Time Out