Bad Aunts is about the power of inter-generational collaboration; smashing prejudice through sharing ideas and information; and laughing at f*ck-ups and foibles.
Hi – we’re Eloïse & Elinor, Co-Creators of Bad Aunts! We’re so excited to be working with Phakama over the coming months, bringing all generations of people together through fun and laughter to celebrate community in its many forms.
Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet your hosts Maz, Jo and Dee: three women on the wrong side of forty – or so they’re told. The Bad Aunts extend a warm and wacky welcome to their living room, where friends and neighbours from all walks of life join them on the sofa to offload their agonies.
And the Aunts have plenty of their own, too. Maz is trying to get back into work after a long hiatus; Dee is trying desperately to write The Play of Our Time; and Jo just wants some time alone to fantasize about the Postie…
Celebrating all the sunshine and the sh*t of living in a community, Bad Aunts is Graham Norton crossed with Ab Fab with a splash of Some Mothers do ‘Ave ‘Em and a sprinkle of Sex and the City.
Bad Aunts is heading to Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, with a couple of regional stops in between. But we’re not just a theatre show, oh no no.
Over the past few months, we have been speaking to community groups about their experiences; how accurately and helpfully the entertainment industry portrays ageing; and how well contemporary society is equipped to deal with a rapidly growing older demographic. These have been, and will continue to be, shared as podcasts. We hope the chat show format of the live show will continue the conversation and create a discursive community within the audience itself.
For more information, check out our website: https://www.untowardprod.comListen to our podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/auntsbad
Bad Aunts was performed at:
the Brighton Fringe 3-5 May at Sweetwerks 2
Camden Peoples Theatre 27th July
Edinburgh Fringe at the Guilded Balloon 31 July – 25th August