Feminist comedy show back for live audience
The announcement of Bradford as the UK City of Culture for 2025 has highlighted the rich abundance of artistic endeavours in the region, with the city’s Theatre in the Mill being no exception.
On Saturday 2nd July, Women’s Comedy Workshop, based at the theatre, will be hosting Stand Up For What?, a culmination of a series of workshops that invite women to experiment with comedy, humour and laughter in a safe and supportive environment.
Dr Natalie Diddams, event director, said: “We’re really excited to be back with a live audience after online-only performances over the last two years. What’s unique about this event is that its a women centred space - with only women and non-binary folk on the line up. This gives the audience an amazing opportunity to experience how diverse women’s comedy really is.”
The disruptive potential of feminist comedy has been harnessed during the workshops, and the performers are encouraged to use the platform to speak about the issues that concern them - from the eternal puzzle of the inferiority of pockets in women’s trousers to the need for action around climate change.
The theatre, part of the University of Bradford, and based in the heart of the campus, prides itself on representing the narrative of the people of the city, and believes in the need for people to see themselves represented and portrayed in contemporary culture.