How To Keep Up With The Kardashians: A Dance Party Protest coming to Manchester

Next Friday 23rd September, the Kardashians are in town and no, I don’t mean in the literal sense.

By Emma Davidson | September 14th '22

Fresh from their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut, So La Flair, a Manchester-based self-made creative collective of emerging artists, are bringing their brilliant ‘How to Keep Up With The Kardashians’ show to the city. 

Aiming to disrupt the current patriarchal norms of theatre-making through collaborative work, the collective hosts alternative cabaret club nights, facilitates community-engaged art workshops, and creates and produces theatre performances

Its main aim is to facilitate a space for the radical restructuring needed in the mainstream arts industry to progress to equality and empowerment both on and off stage.

The show will take place on Friday 23rd September at Manchester’s John Thaw Studio Theatre inside the Martin Harris Centre on Bridgeford Street. 

The concept follows the Kardashians as they return with another $100 million deal, but this time, no one’s buying it. How To Keep Up With The Kardashians is a fearless examination of an individual’s relationship to themselves whilst analysing the impact the Kardashians have on young people and their bodies in a culture of abnormal aesthetic values. 

Based on interviews with women and non-binary people aged 5 – 60, this is a dance party protest about dancing to the rhythm of your own drum, reclaiming power by redefining beauty and confronting the ugly truth of our obsession with perfection.

Directed by Lucy Laverty and Scarlett Spicer of So La Flair, the performance blends verbatim, movement, monologue and sketches embodying the impossible reach of beauty standards and its entanglement in our everyday existence. 

The production stars Mayalae, Imogen Chillington, Eliza Lewis, Eleanor Haigh, Rosa Hallam Fryer, Millie Loveday Inglis and Montana Rose Aguelo, De Guero Barrera and is written by the company. 

Expect an epic playlist (including Toddrick Hall, Lil Simz and Teyana Taylor), belly laughs, brave truths and high vibrations. Tickets are on sale now priced at £7 per person, with lower prices available for Job Seekers, Senior Citizens, Students and Under 18s.

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How to Keep Up With the Kardashians

Date: Friday 23rd September
Time: 7pm
Venue: John Thaw Studio Theatre
Price: £7