Good Women Presented by Good Woman and Maude
What is it?
A liturgical dance fuelled comedy that shines a new light on feminism and what it means to be a "good woman" of God.
What's it all about?
Three women have made it to the international finals to become an Elite Angel, the top tier of the Good Women Evangelical Congregation. Kathryn Pool (Aoife Kennan), a shoe-in and liturgical dance powerhouse, Madeline Craig (Emily Steck) a nervous wreck of a woman and Morgan Polk (Emma Rendell), a Canadian loose cannon. The three ladies join forces after a scandalous outcome reveals itself and discover that they have more in common than they would like to have thought.
How did it make me feel?
This show is really clever and I thoroughly enjoyed the performances of all three actresses. Their energy and passion bubbles away throughout and provides for some brilliant moments. The shows concept is original and rife with dark comedy, as we find three "reformed" women trying to cleanse themselves of the sins from the past. Good Women puts a really potent spin on the idea of the "ideal women", what it means to follow faith blindly and the way in which women are still viewed in many societies.
This show is an absolute cracker and is filled with wonderful writing by Emily Steck as well as clear directional choices from Adelaide Waldrop & Brendan Macdonald. Good Women is definitely something to see this Vault Festival, as it is a unique show with a new angle on feminism that is throughly explored.
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