Julia Croft & Nisha Madhan: Power Ballad

Date:Thu 19 Sep
Price:Pay What You Feel

“I am looking for a language that exists outside patriarchal definitions, of course that is not possible, but who is any longer interested in the possible”Kathy Acker

Power Ballad is an angry, feminist, live art investigation of language and its sometimes hidden ideologies. Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, Power Ballad deconstructs gendered linguistic histories and rips apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness. 

With an 80s soundtrack to rival any school disco, Power Ballad is anarchic, loud and filled with feminist rage and Annie Lennox.


From this autumn you can Pay What You Feel for the majority of our arts programme, with tickets from £2.50. All seating is unreserved and every ticket receives the same great experience. So whether you’re feeling flush or short on cash, you can come with us on some amazing artistic journeys.

Nominated for a Total Theatre Award, 2017

“... a wordless assault on patriarchy and performative norms in order to break on through to the other side where a collective display of elation awaits...”

“A brilliant mash-up of flesh, sonics and text … ★★★★★”

“Patti Smith would dig it”

“Many shows lay claim to gender fluidity, but this is the real deal: othering, teasing, provoking. The tone moves between hysteria and terror, joy and despair.’
The List UK

“Might be the second weirdest Fringe show I've ever seen. “
The Edinburgh Guide

WARNING: This performance contains coarse language.

Age suitability: 13+

Duration: 55 minutes

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Created by Julia Croft & Nisha Madhan. Produced by Zanetti Productions.