An Odd Occasion

We’d like to invite you to An Odd Occasion.

We’ll have a drink and a bite and a chat. We’ll dance inappropriately. We’ll do a quiz and pretend to be dead feminists. We’ll eat some unusually-shaped cake.

Part theatre performance, part riotous cabaret tea party, this is a unique event that explores men, women and the spaces we inhabit. It’s about identity and difference. It’s funny, shamelessly brash and a little bit rude, asking big questions through a heady mix of cabaret, poetry, music, audience participation and multi-media.

Riding a resurgent wave of feminism, the show is as unashamedly intellectual as it is glamorously trashy. It sparks discussion and debate by dressing up and having fun. And it absolutely refuses to act its age.

Will you join us?

An Odd Occasion is performed by Alison Andrews and Jenny Wilson, and was created in collaboration with Jacky Fleming, Shanaz Gulzar and Becky Truman. It was devised in consultation with academic associates Dr Leanne Dwason, Lecturer in German and Film Studies (Division of European Languages and Cultures) at the University of Edinburgh.

Suitable for ages 12+

“I'm a big fan of cake, cabarets and feminism, and An Odd Occasion (which it most certainly was) was a perfect combination of all three.”

The State of the Arts

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