THE OLD 505
Created by Carissa Licciardello & Gretel Vella
It’s an ancient process as old as time itself. That’s right, you can say it out loud. Menstruation. Roughly translated from Italian, ‘men- stru -ation’ literally means ‘Men, we have a situation’. Bloating, acne, mood swings worse than a agoraphobic in a tent on windy night, menstruation is all a part of that magical monthly cycle. You know the one - Every three weeks, a woman’s body realises it’s smaller than a man’s and dispels the excess blood it has wrongly, naively produced.
A smash-up of clowning, sketch comedy and cabaret A Period Piece is a show that throws open the doors on everything you need to know about being a woman who bleeds in a man’s world. It's a candid, indelicate, uproarious look at the pain you don’t see and the blood you sometimes do.
It’s a bloody good time.
CAST & CREATIVES
Directed by Carissa Licciardello
Written by Gretel Vella
Production Designer Nick Fry
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Musical Director Hannah Cheers
Production Manager Lou Mason
Stage Manager Madeleine Osborne
Design Assistant Luke D'Alessandro
Original music by Mikaela Atallah, Hannah Cheers & Clare Hennessy
With Mikaela Atallah, Hannah Cheers, Julia Christensen, Clare Hennessy, Mat Lee, Julia Robertson & James Wright