At the Riley Theatre
Laugh, cry and sing along to the classics as four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain and maintain their dignity, in a last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means.
Using their unique concoction of wildly entertaining and provocative dance theatre, Gracefool invite YOU to be guests at the non-wedding event of the year, tackling tradition, conformity and expectation in the process.
It’s not a wedding, but it is a celebration, and everyone is invited.
“A brilliantly observed pastiche… hilarious” - Culture Vulture
“Gracefool craft their arguments neatly, offensively and powerfully” - Theatre Bubble
“Totally joyous, cheeky, self-aware, laugh out loud fun and all wrapped up in poignancy. Winner.”- Audience member
Gracefool Collective is made up of four female dance artists, all graduates of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Self-professed makers of ‘post-intellectual pseudo spiritual feminist comedy dance’, their work often deals with the peaks and pitfalls of the modern era especially ‘coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, zero hour contract society’. Previous commissions include Furnace (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Northern Connections (Riley Theatre, 2015 and 2017) and Reveal Festival (Octagon Theatre). Gracefool have performed nationally and internationally with their critically acclaimed work This really is too much, including a successful run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Underbelly Untapped programme, which won them a prize for ‘innovative new writing’. They have recently been supported through Choreodrome, Surf The Wave, and Yorkshire Dance’s Partner Project.