‘Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras’ is a comic, entertaining and informative journey through the history of Northern women of note – many of whom you will be familiar with, but many that you wouldn’t. This show catalogues their achievements and asks the question: were great women of the north remembered? Why not?
Kate Fox certainly has been busy lately: as a stand-up poet, she has been poet in residence at Glastonbury, The Great North Run and on Radio 4’s Saturday Live and has performed alongside Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hollie McNish.
Covering a wide range of talented individuals such as Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut who was in space a whole 25 years before the much-lauded Tim Peak; and Betty Boothroyd, the iconic and sharp-witted first female Speaker of the House of Commons, Kate Fox is joined on stage by actor Joey Holden who does an amazing job of bringing some of the aforementioned to life.
The show was so popular during the Great Exhibition of the North (where it debuted in June 2018) that both dates sold out -and critics were won over by the show’s thought-provoking and hilarious content.
As a work of entertainment, this show is highly recommended but it also could be viewed as a very interesting history lesson on how gender affects the history that is remembered and the history that is so often forgotten.
‘Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras’ is on for one night only at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday 15th February. Tickets, priced at £12.00 (plus booking fee) are available from middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk.