Badass Medusa #MeToo

Vesta Tilley Studio

Swan Theatre, Worcester


Fierce, unapologetic and proud, Badass Medusa faces her shadow for International Women’s Day and embraces eternal power with Mobilise (formerly known as Worcester Arts Workshop), Worcester Theatres, Severn Arts and Arts Council England.

Encompassing beauty, beast and everything in between, this moving retelling of Greek mythology, written and directed by Dr Hannah Phillips and co-created with composer Nik Haley and film-maker Nicola Prestage Tiger Features, symbolic of collective rage challenges the misogynistic myth.

Dancing in the light, the strong, female identifying collective, tear down boundaries, lay bare any vulnerabilities and urge women not to be silent and not to look away. Yasmin Agilah-Hood, visual artist and singer, Natalie Cutler, actor and writer, Ebony Wilson, Musical Director of the ‘Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer – Well Women’s Choir’ and Katy Rooke, actress, producer and director, engage the audience with immersive technology, song, film, spoken word, live and virtual performance to face fears, expose abusers and cry glittery tears.

An hour long emotional journey encircling the acceptance and love of those who build us up and support us no matter what and provide a safe environment to delve into the darkness but to come out the other side. Remember to breathe.

The cast, tackling sensitive issues like gender injustice and the global crisis of sexual violence have worked closely with Worcester based counsellor, Isabel dos Santos, to manage the difficult content and to explore self-care and strategies to avoid re traumatisation.  West Mercia’s Women’s Aid will attend each show to offer support and advice.

Don’t miss out on the Badass Medusa movement at Worcester Theatres until March 9, Midlands Arts Centre on March 10 and Courtyard Hereford March 11. Tickets available from

Worcester Theatres and Mobilise will be donating £1 of every ticket bought for Badass Medussa #MeToo to West Mercia’s Women’s Aid.

Emma Trimble


Worcester Theatres

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