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Sometimes I Smile Politely

  • The Old Fire Station 40 George Street Oxford, England, OX1 2AQ United Kingdom (map)

UNmuted Productions presents
Sometimes I Smile Politely
Written and Performed by Ness Lyons
Directed by Tutku Barbaros

On the street, at school, in work or at home, there are times in a woman's life when she feels she has no choice but to smile politely … well sod that.

Sometimes I Smile Politely is a funny and moving spoken word show about learning to speak the fuck up and object to the objectionable. 

The production is developed from Ness’s poem I Smile Politely about street harassment, which was performed to acclaim at the Southbank Centre's WOW Festival London 2016, and later adapted into a short film starring April Hughes.

Ness Lyons is a poet & playwright whose work has been performed at many London venues including the Criterion Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, The Arcola Theatre and for Young Feminists London.

Ages 14+. 1 hour. In the OFS Loft. £8.

Tickets for Offbeat shows are available from both the Oxford Playhouse and Old Fire Station. If one seems to be sold out, please check the other - they may have tickets available!

Please note that there is no step-free access to the Loft.

Short spoken word film I Smile Politely, written and directed by Ness Lyons and performed by April Hughes. 

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