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POSTPONED ‘Unruly Woman’ at Sheffield Story Forge

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Unruly Woman

      It is impossible
     That any clerk speak well of women.
     Who painted the lion, tell me, who?
     By God, if women had written stories
     As clerks have in their studies
     They would have written more of men’s wickedness
     Than all the mark of Adam might redress.

(Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue).

Storyteller and academic Daisy Black presents indecorous assortment of medieval tales from around Europe about women who gain the upper hand – or, occasionally, the upper arse.

These are stories of sex, of disguise and deception, of arse-kissing, and of women finding creative, naughty and cunning ways to overcome the restrictions placed upon them by their gender and class.

Interlacing medieval fabliaux and romance with bawdy folk songs, this one-woman performance pays homage to literature’s original ‘nasty women’.

The performance lasts for one hour and is suitable for ages 16 and up.


September 15
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm