TALK PROPA (2019/2020)
Photography: Hugo Bainbridge
TALK PROPA is a celebration of all things northern.
Two women from across the north of England explore their relationship with their accents and the prejudice they’ve faced as a result. Featuring music from the one and only Cheryl, queen of the North, these lasses take on the stereotypes they are constantly reduced to (with a cuppa tea in hand of course).
Southerners, buckle up.
Devised by the company, TALK PROPA radically deconstructs the concept of a ‘generic northern accent’.
A spotlight on the intersection of class, accent and gender prejudice against northern womxn on stage.
Don’t be mardy - see yah there, pet.
TALK PROPA is a tour-ready production.
SHYBAIRN are currently working to produce an installation of the piece
to further raise awareness about accent prejudice.
Director: Caitlin Evans
Performers: Hannah Clifford + Rebecca Charlton
Producer: Caitlin Evans / SHYBAIRN
Assistant Producer: Becky Jones
Set Design: Nic Farr
Sound Design: Becky Jones
Movement Direction: Marilena Sitaropoulou
Videography + Photography: Hugo Bainbridge
Camden People's Theatre, London (17th & 18th January 2020)
VAULT Festival, London (11th - 13th February 2020)
The Pleasance Theatre, Islington (October 2019)
The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (July 2019)
Recipient of The CULTIVATE Bursary in Assosciation with COMMON and The Newbury Corn Exchange for VAULT Festival 2020
Featured in Lyn Gardner's TOP PICKS for
VAULT Festival 2020
Shortlisted for the LET Award in partnership with Greenwich Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe 2020
Shortlisted for the UNTAPPED Award with New Diorama, Underbelly and Oberon Books for
Edinburgh Fringe 2020
“Talk Propa is a fast, often humorous show, with a serious point to make about the negative stereotypes of Northern accents. It’s always fun and it never lost the audience’s attention…”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE