© Kyle Tsai
The sparkling eyes.
The intake of breath.
What happens when we let go?
Brought to you by international theatre-makers Same Same Collective, drop dead gorgeous is a delicate dance gone very wrong – or very right. Combining movement, comedy and a whole lot of fruit, this is a sticky, juicy, tasty take on femininity and appetite. One thing is certain: these darling girls can’t behave themselves forever.
Intersectional, irreverent theatre, loosely based on Yukio Mishima's Book of Anti-Chaste Wisdom.
drop dead gorgeous was nominated for the Origins Award and the Innovation in Theatre Award at VAULT Festival 2020. After a two-year postponement due to the pandemic, we were able to perform the show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022.
If you would be interested in programming the show in 2023, email email@example.com
"Through movement, moments of perfect clowning, and almost-unending feasting, the ensemble have transposed the female experience and made it a tangible thing that you feel you could physically wrestle with, as so many of us do in daily life." (My Theatre Mates)
"These women...begin to let go of this perfect image of femininity and instead begin to lean into the joy of taking what they want." (**** Within Her Words)
Same Same is an international, interdisciplinary collective whose members met whilst studying Performance Making at Goldsmiths University. We come from the UK, India and Taiwan, and our artistic backgrounds span theatre, dance and fine art. We are dedicated to making performances which speak across cultural divides.
We are currently back in our disparate countries, but hoping to collaborate remotely and put new work into the world again soon.