Marigold’s research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman in 1927, her work is ignored. Earwig combines the weird, wonderful world of entomology with Marigold’s fight to be heard amidst flappers, jazz and an overbearing husband. Funny and fast-paced new writing incorporating integrated BSL, mime, and illustrated projections in the style of 1920s silent movies!
Directed by Catherine Cowdrey and Samantha Vaughan, Earwig premiered at the Greater Manchester Fringe in July 2022 before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a full run at Assembly, Front Room. In February we won the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Show of the Edinburgh Fringe and are delighted to be bringing the show back to the North West at the end of our tour.
“A subtle work of genius…full of flapper girls, eccentric mothers, misogynistic patriarchy and a silent-era aesthetic” ★★★★★ Neurodiverse Review
★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit
★★★★★ Theatre & Arts Reviews
★★★★★ North West End
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ Get Your Coats On
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Feminist Fringe
★★★★ Sinners Review
Highly Recommended by Fringe Review
Offie Award Winner for Best Show of the Edinburgh Fringe
Winner of the Birds of Paradise Emerging Talent Award
Longlisted for the DeafAction Deaf Excellence Award
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