Gillian English presents She Wolf Voodoo Rooms – French Quarter Venue 68 Free Festival Aug 4-5 7-12 14-19 21-26 |10:10pm
Award Winning performer/Comedian Gillian English debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Shakespeare wasn’t a god, he was just a man.
His biases and prejudices are our biases and prejudices.
A show about Shakespeare’s propaganda concerning Queen Margaret of Anjou from 500 years ago to shine a light on where we are in the 21st century.
Daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone… monster? Queen Margaret of Anjou – the original Cersei Lannister; model for Claire Underwood; a woman so cutthroat and cold she would make Lady Macbeth sh*t her pants. Only none of that is true and the way we view women in positions of power hasn’t changed much.
Margaret was a French Princess and an English Queen. Demonized in her time and mythologized through history, she has become more legend than lady. But who was Queen Margaret; where was the divide between personal and personal and political? ‘She Wolf’ is a comedic exploration of the infamous Queen as presented by Shakespeare in 4 monologues that laid the foundation for a mythical monster.
Age recommendation 16+
Selections of Previous Awards and nominations
Most Outstanding Performer, New Zealand Fringe 2018: She Wolf
Highly Recommended show, Fringe Review, Brighton Fringe 2018: She Wolf
Winner Best Script, Montreal Festival 2018: Giant and Angry
Nominee: Best in Fringe, New Zealand Fringe 2018: She Wolf
Nominee: Best Visual Design, Montreal Fringe 2018: Giant and Angry
Nominee: Best Comedy, Fringe World Perth 2018: Giant and Angry
Venue: Voodoo Rooms, French Quarter, 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA
Time: 22:10 Running Time: 60mins Dates: 04 – 26 August. No show Mon 6, 13, 20 August