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Girl Code Theatre aims to empower womxn through documentary and verbatim theatre and film. Our work pushes boundaries and asks important questions in a cheeky and entertaining way. We know we can't dismantle the patriarchy but we can certainly get people talking about issues that every womxn faces. 

Our work is a creative form of activism and we hope to champion womxn's voices and make people question patriarchal social norms like sexual harassment and assault, idealised beauty standards, female autonomy (or a distinct lack of), taboos around menstruation and every day sexism (to mention a few). 







In 2019 we toured our five star show 'Coming Home With Me', which focused on interviews about sexual harassment in night clubs. Coming Home With Me was described as "a thoroughly researched piece of theatre, designed to inform as much as to entertain" achieving "a suitable balance of humour and impact, touching on the hilarity of the male ego and the stereotypes we love to hate".

In September of 2019, we held "A Big Fat Night Of Feminist Fury" with Consent in Clubs and Gal Pals. The night started with our award winning play 'Coming Home With Me', followed by a panel discussion around harassment in night clubs and then an inclusive and harassment free club night run by Gal Pals. 

In 2020 we organised a festival to celebrate International Women's Day: "Fem Fest". The festival ran over five days and hosted a variety of different female led workshops and shows. We showed Coming Home With Me with a new cast and edits made from feedback throughout our 2019 run, ran an empowerment workshop called "#MeToo Monologues" (inspired by the work we had done for Coming Home With Me), and also ran a femxle-led scratch night called 'Scratching The Glass Ceiling 

COVID-19 has put a halt to further touring of "Coming Home With Me" but in May 2020 we put together a virtual fringe festival to replace Brighton Fringe called "Front Room Fest". Organised by us and Clap Back Club, the festival was held online every Friday throughout may, showcasing five minute segments of ten fringe acts. 
We are now starting work on our next show exploring taboos in menstruation "You Can't Bloody Talk About That" as well as developing a creative documentary tackling harassment in public spaces in Brighton called "Still Not Getting It".

Take a look at the video below for examples of our past work:









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