After an acclaimed run at VAULT Festival in 2020, the queer, feminist pop-punk hit Sugar Coat returns to Southwark Playhouse as a timely rallying cry for a generation challenging the conversations of the ownership of women’s bodies. A live music play about love, loss and lubrication, this powerful piece of gig theatre confronts sex and sexuality in a brutally funny true story about trauma and recovery.
Winner of the OFFComm 2020 Award, Show of the Week (VAULT Festival 2020) and an UNTAPPED (New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly) finalist, this female and non-binary led production features original live music inspired by Riot Grrrl bands, such as Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo.
From the producers of Fringe First-winning Bobby & Amy, Sugar Coat is written by singer-songwriter Lilly Pollard (as seen on BBC Music Introducing) and award-winning playwright Joel Samuels (Fever Pitch, Divas, A Wake in Progress), with co-Musical Direction from Anya Pearson of the renowned band Dream Nails. It is a hilarious and heartfelt mix of rebellious empowerment and laugh-out-loud teen angst intertwined with one woman’s coming-of-age journey, spanning across eight years of sexual highs and lows, with sprinklings of 90s nostalgia and an unashamedly queer and feminist call to arms.
3:30pm matinee Tuesday or Saturday
8:00pm evening Monday - Saturday
80 minute run time
Recommended for ages 14+
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Wed 29 Mar to Sat 22 April