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Don't You Dare

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Produced and presented by Panta Rei Theatre
Languages: English & Italian
Running time: 60 minutes


A theatrical tour-de-force, Don’t You Dare! is an outrageously funny & deeply moving one-woman show combining the irrepressible energy of Commedia dell'Arte with storytelling and biting political satire.

It's 1601: a famous actress accused of mesmerising her audiences, stands trial for witchcraft. As the trial unfolds, an entire nation turns against her hypnotised by fear and propaganda. In drawing parallels between the violently oppressive indoctrination of the Inquisition and the hate speech of contemporary politics, Don’t You Dare! invites us to reflect on the witch hunts of present times. Focussing on the demonisation and repression of women, Don’t You Dare! weaves a narrative across centuries of vicious attacks on the arts and freedom of expression.

With gallows humour and Panta Rei Theatre’s unique mix of physical theatre, surreal comedy and storytelling, expect laughter, tears & unforgettable characters.