theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
In a world consumed with the search for perfection, two university-aged friends try to figure out what feminism means to them, discovering through their podcast the importance of Solidari-tea. Edinburgh Festival Fringe newcomers Everybody’s Story’s show Tea?…(With Milk) is a fast-paced, fun and dark piece of theatre, commenting on what it is like to be a woman today, the importance of female friendships and how we are stronger together. Stressed out? Put the kettle on, because everything is easier after a cup of tea.
Tea?... (With Milk) runs from Mon 12 to Sat 24 August at The Space @Surgeon’s Hall.
‘Are you part of the 51% that is told to change almost everything part of your natural body? You should cover up those bags under your eyes, Ewww, that spot on your chin - Rub acid on it. Get rid of the moustache! Armpit hair - gross. Laser off all your natural hair below your eyebrows. Cover yourself in expensive products… because you’re worthless!’
Growing up with shaming adverts that criticised their bodies, two girls have to decide if they want conform with society's ‘expectations’ or go their own way. They try to escape the norm, fight the patriarchy and have a social life. And since it's 2019 they, of course, have a podcast describing every intimate part of their lives. Come on women, stand together because everything better with a cup of Solidari-tea. Make it, Slurp it, Drink it. Mmmm.
Everybody's story is the birth child of Niamh Callan and Elisha-Grace Lawrence, who met at Drama School in New York in 2013 whilst dancing to one singular sensation. They are a London-based devising theatre company who have come together after Elisha finished her masters degree at the Royal central school of speech and Drama and Niamh worked as an actor and part time ASM. The pair bring a unique and fun look to dark subject matters that they are passionate about. They use current and relevant issues, to inspire their work, and aim to get people talking, laughing and dancing, whilst remaining true to their feminist roots. This will be their first production at the Edinburgh Fringe, and their extremely excited for the many more to come.