We have less than a week to prepare for our big day. We've been preparing for this for just under a year, and it's come up so fast. We're really coming along though, we have around 40 minutes of performance to tweak and make perfect in time for next Tuesday. If you'd like to book tickets to our performance 'Do Not Cut The Kindness From Me' then please use the link below. The tickets are free, and we welcome everyone, however you must be over 18, as there is some strong language and mature themes throughout the performance.
In the past few weeks we've really been focusing on our own autobiographical stories, giving the performance a personal touch that's real and hard hitting. Our research stems from our own life experience, and in talking about what's happened in our own lives, we've realised the stories are too similar, too horrific and society sees it as a norm for women. Our lives have been forever changed by certain events that we will portray within 'Do Not Cut The Kindness From Us'. We want to give women a voice that it's okay to stand up and speak out because they're not alone, we're not alone.
We have started to play around with a drone sound, a noise that's constant, and empowering. We see the drone noise as the inability to speak out, it drones out any other noise, our shouts and screams. We are constantly fighting the drone, which plays an important role in our performance.
When you drone out the pain with your 'I love you's' as if that will make it okay, as if that will make it hurt any less." Georgie - Banshee Performance
Photo taken by Tim Drew
Banshee's performance shows society what it's like to be a woman and that we're fighting for our right to not be scared walking home on a night, with keys in between our fingers. We're fighting for our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, friends and future daughters. We're fighting for us.
By Georgia Randall
Love, Banshee x