Liverpool Masonic Hall: Pour and Serve
Dates: 19/10/2017 - 21/10/2017
Times: 14:00 - 18:00
POUR AND SERVE by CAITLIN GLEESON
A drink with a bartender who flips the script on gender, power and ‘harmless’ banter.
This solo performance in a bar uses real stories to examine the language of sexual harassment and demonstrate how it forms part of a sinister culture of violence against women.
As part of Hope Street Ltd’s On The Verge Festival, this new, intimate performance takes place in a working bar. Writer and performer Caitlin Gleeson serves more than just drinks as she uses her own experiences of sexual harassment at work to show that ‘harmless’ banter can have devastating effects. Compliments and threatening comments alike are dissected through a careful mix of humour, truth, and free drinks.
Nearly half a million sexual assaults take place in the UK each year (Rape Crisis) and over half of women experience sexual harassment in the workplace (Everyday Sexism). By using personal stories to explore a widespread issue that still largely remains taboo, Pour and Serve seeks to begin an urgently needed conversation.
Pour and Serve uses humorous, disturbing and real stories to show with unsettling clarity how language is intrinsic to violence against women.
Pour and Serve by Caitlin Gleeson
19-21st October 2017 – 2pm, 4pm and 5.30pm
Venue: Liverpool Masonic Hall, 22 Hope Street, L1 9BY
Part of a double bill with Under My Skirt
Tickets for the double bill are £5 and can be booked via TicketQuarter by calling 0844 8000 410 or online atwww.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/under-my-skirt-pour-and-serve