Irish Women Celebrated Through Comedy and Dance

Looking at the stereotypes from leprechauns and nuns, to Michael Flatley’s mother, nothing is left unsaid as Moxie Brawl re-write the history of Ireland at Déda on Friday 26 April.


Feminism and comedy are at the heart of this perspective on Irish history. 


Enjoy an empowering girl’s night whilst watching award-winning Moxie Brawl’s History of Ireland. Loud, thoughtful, and fun, the musical show comes to Déda this April.


‘The Rose of Tralee’, an annual beauty pageant, highlights Irish women’s achievements that are often forgotten in history books and the struggles and fights women have and are facing, even today.  


Fans of ‘May-We-Go-Round?’, which came to Déda in October 2018, may like this and those interested in female-led work, those with Irish links and/or knowledge of Irish history, theatre and comedy audiences.


Moxie Brawl dance theatre company won the Gone In 20 Minutes 2013 Jury Prize and their work has been described as “wholly absorbing”, “endearingly witty”, and “satisfying”.


History of Ireland will take place at Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU in April. Tickets are £12 (£10 concession) and the show’s duration is 1 hour, 5 minutes with no interval. Recommended for ages 12+.

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