#FRINGEIN30: To She or Not to She - VIDEO

To She or Not to She, a show confronting gender roles in Shakespeare, is appearing at the Buxton Festival Fringe.

The Shakespearean solo show will be performed at The Pauper’s Pit, Underground Venues, tonight (Sunday July 12) at 7.30pm, and on Tuesday July 14 at 8.45pm.

Emma Bentley stars in To She Or Not To She at the Buxton Festival Fringe.

Emma Bentley stars in To She Or Not To She at the Buxton Festival Fringe.

Tickets are priced £6 and £8.

Emma Bentley, writer and performer of To She or Not to She and co-founder of joue le genre, says: “The show comes from the feeling of frustration that I think many young actresses get, where you think ‘I want more to say, more to do, I want to get to fight!’

“So I took these frustrations and vented them into a comedic show, funnelling them through my love of Shakespeare, my growing understanding of feminism and my story of growing up as an aspiring actor from Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon.”

Emma has developed the piece through a series of scratch nights hosted by all-female Shakespeare company Smooth Faced Gentlemen with co-writer and director Holly Robinson. “We’re thrilled to bring To She or Not to She to the Buxton Fringe,” Emma adds.

“There has been such an amazing variety of Shakespearean-themed shows in the past. After the work that I’ve been doing with the Smooth Faced Gentlemen in London, Buxton seemed like a cracking way to kick off the show’s adventure before it premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe.”

To book tickets, visit www.2015.underthefringe.com/book.

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