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One woman show re-tells a tale of female uprising

TOURING to five venues this Autumn, When Did You Stop Dancing is a true and relevant story told with warmth, charm and integrity. Written and performed by Rachel McBride, it is a show about female uprising, what it means to take a stand; and to stand together. The show visits Unity Theatre on 5th and 6th October.

Rachel will be re-telling the true story of the Dancing Plague of 1518, where one woman’s boogying led to hundreds of women taking to the streets. 500 years later, she wants to tell you in 2018 everybody is welcome on our streets, she spends most of her time feeling safe and that we don’t need a national campaign to tell a girl, that she can. But she said she’d tell you the truth.

When Did You Stop Dancing explores the female relationship with public space, dancing and what women do with their bodies in 2018. It questions how we occupy space, how we can re-appropriate our bodies, and find pockets of release within the everyday. It’s about cheeky, gentle rebellion, peaceful protest. Not a dance show but an intimately staged one woman show, that may take audiences to some dark places but with tenderness and some truly, terrible jokes.

The show is created by What a Little Bird Told Me Theatre, a Manchester based company who are dedicated to bringing audiences more female representation. They do this by creating work that shares and celebrates female stories and characters that excite and interest them.

Tickets are available via or by calling the box office on 0151 709 4988.

Tour Schedule

Fri 5 & Sat 6 October, 6pm
Unity Theatre
1 Hope Place, L1 9BG
Box Office: 0151 709 4988
Book Online:
Price: £10 (£8 Concession)

Thurs 11 October, 7.30pm
The Edge, Manchester Road, M21 9JG
Box Office: 0161 282 9776
Book Online: 

Price: £14 (£12 Concession)

Sat 13 October, 7.30pm
The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, L39 4QP
Box Office: 01695 584480

Book Online:

Price: £10 (£8 Concession)

Barnard Castle, County Durham
Wed 17 October, 7.30pm
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, DL12 8LY
Box Office: 01833 631107
Book Online:

Price: Pay what you decide.

Wed 24 October, 7.30pm
The Mill At The Pier, Trencherfield Mill, Heritage Way, WN3 4EF
Alra North, Wigan
Box Office: 01942 821021
Book Online:
Price: £10 (£8 Concession)


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