This is our book of spells.
We put words in here, so that a change comes out.
In here, you will find spells that protest
That seep under your skin and haunt.
In here, you will hear stories you've probably heard before.
But we hope that we never have to tell again.
Now, as we begin, we ask you to be open
To fall under our spells
And be the change that emerges.
Born from teenage girls’ experiences of gendered school uniform policies, Ankles is a live Book of Spells to cast away victim-blaming culture. Through a whirlwind of poetry, movement, and a haunting musical score, we ask, when will we stop teaching kids that it’s girls’ responsibility to keep themselves safe from sexual violence?
20th-21st May - Park Theatre, London -
9th-11th June 22 - Northern Stage, Newcastle -
Writer & Director – Bethan Kitchen
Producer– Lydia Brickland
Sound Designer – Roma Yagnik
Made in collaboration with young women and non-binary people from the East End of Newcastle.