As part of the Trafalgar Studios run of the award-winning debut show Good Girl, writer & performer Naomi Sheldon will be joined by guest panellists for a series of post-show discussions tackling some of the key issues surrounding gender politics. Good Girl is a timely and distinctive piece that offers a vital new perspective and these discussions will widen the conversation surrounding the female experience and stimulate debate about the issues raised.
Naomi Sheldon said “I’m delighted to use the space and opportunity we have at Trafalgar Studios to further explore the theme of emotion, a topic often disregarded in debate but which has huge influence on the way we live. It’s exciting to be able to invite speakers from a range of expertise and backgrounds to share their thoughts on this challenging and often personal subject.”
These panel discussions, each on a different theme, will take place immediately following the production on 13th, 20th and 27th March 2018. Panel discussions are open to ticket holders on these dates at no extra charge, with a collection for appropriate charities chosen by guest panellists.
Tuesday 13th March – Emotion & Sex
Guests to include Hayley Atwell (actress), Harini Lyengar (barrister & spokesperson for the Women’s Equality Party) and Amita Sehgal (couples psychotherapist)
This panel will explore the influence of nature and nurture on our navigation of the emotional side of sex, opening up the discussion to include a range of gender identities and preferences.
Tuesday 20th March – Emotion & Politics
Guests to include Jess Phillips (MP) and Sam Swann (actor)
This panel will interrogate how useful emotion is in politics, considering whether the two should be mutually exclusive and whether emotion is reductive when applied to politics, leading to extremist positions.
Tue 27th March – Emotion & Identity:
Guests to include Sarah Perry (author), Bella Heesom (writer & performer) Rebecca Crookshank (writer & performer) and Chris Bush (writer & lyricist)
This discussion will examine how conventional gender roles continue to shape how we present ourselves, especially when it comes to expressing emotion and whether rebellion results in liberating ourselves or reasserting the status quo.
Guest appearance dates are subject to alteration, for up to date line-ups see http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/good-girl/trafalgar-studios/#showinfotabs=overview
Naomi Sheldon’s award-winning debut play Good Girl (directed by Matt Peover) previews at VAULT Festival from 28th February to 4th March prior to transferring to Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5th to 31st March.