Theatre Preview: Sirens @ Tobacco Factory Theatres
by Polly Hember

"We are the weaker sex. We can’t control our feelings; crying, sulking and suffering inexplicable mood-swings. We are either whores or saints. We’re good liars, using our bodies to get on in life.

We’re sirens.

The stage is ours."

Sirens is Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed’s brave outcry, a modern day feminist manifesto. Following a critically acclaimed international tour, Tobacco Factory Theatres welcomes the production for its last ever performances.

Comprised of six women, Sirens explores issues surrounding contemporary femininity. Navigating the restrictive pain and liberating joys, they use a range of expression to great effect to confront and explain what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. In their own words:


“The performance starts off as a concert. Six voices, six vocalists screaming their lungs out. Loud but controlled. Because they enjoy it. Because women are overemotional. Because they want to show their power. Their anger. Their pride. Because they are the weaker sex.” 


“Compellingly hypnotic… Brave necessary theatre” 

The Telegraph

★★★★ “A beautifully put-together show” 

The Guardian

★★★★ “These Sirens are not enchanting, they’re empowering” 

The Stage

Where Tobacco Factory Theatre
When Thurs 1st June – Saturday 3rd June
Times Thursday 1st & Saturday 3rd 8pm, Friday 6.30 & 9.30, Saturday Matinee 4pm
Price £16 / Concession £14
Age Recommendation 18+
Running Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Directed by Alexander Devriendt
Written by Karolien De Bleser, Charlotte De Bruyne, Aurélie Lannoy,
Marjan De Schutter, Anemone Valcke, Verona Verbakel
Images by Stine Sampers

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