Last Gasp: A Recalibration by Split Britches

Last Gasp: A Recalibration by Split Britches

Saturday 29th April 2023
The Stables Theatre | 7:30pm
£13.50 /£8.50

Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know-how and a touch of irony, two icons of lesbian-feminist theatre revaluate what it means to be together during a time of urgent global predicaments.

How to survive a loss. First you recalibrate…

In early 2020 legendary New York performance makers Split Britches set out to present Last Gasp, a performance questioning demise: of aging bodies, of civil conversation, of a sustainable planet. The pandemic arrived and knocked the breath out of all of us, as did a period of civil unrest that marched under the banner of ‘I can’t breathe.’

The ironies were not lost as the duo locked down and continued their investigations, resulting in a digital performance, Last Gasp WFH. Three years later, after runs at London’s Barbican and New York’s La MaMa, Last Gasp: A Recalibration gathers us in the same room but not as the same people.

Returning to the physical stage, these two icons of lesbian-feminist theatre re-evaluate what it means to be together and what it means to perform in the aftermath of a foundation shattering crisis. 

With episodes entitled The Trump in Me, How to Set a Table in an Emergency, and How to Survive a Loss, Split Britches bring us together to recalibrate – not only facing demise but considering strategies for moving on.


Image by Christa Holka. 

  • When 29th April 2023
  • Time 7:30pm
  • Where The Stables Theatre

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