17 - 21 August, 2021


Before they became your nanas, mothers, aunties, friends and lovers, who were they? 

A diverse, inter-generational ensemble of women unearth the girls they were and shine a light on the women they have become. 

Spanning decades of lived experience, GIRLS is a whole-hearted dance of what it felt like to be a girl and a reclamation of all things loved, lost, desired and fought for. 

Raucous, tender and unapologetic. Someone else can tidy up. 

Created by NDT Associate Ensemble The PappyShow, makers of sell-out hit BOYSGIRLS comes to NDT following sell-out shows at Incoming Festival and winning the VAULT Festival Show of the Week Award 2019.

Age recommendation: 12+ with parental guidance.
Content: The performance includes some strong language, references to sexual harassment and discussions of fertility.

Quotes & Reviews

Reviews for The PappyShow:

'Disarmingly charming'
Lyn Gardner in Stagedoor on BOYS

'Moving and beautiful'
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub on BOYS

'Essential viewing'
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly on BOYS

The Company

About The PappyShow:

The PappyShow are a playful and physical ensemble theatre company formed in 2013 by Kane Husbands to bring people together to move, to dance; to create moments of radical joy, to share stories and to take time just to PLAY! Diverse and collaborative, their productions explore identities that are rooted in the lived experience of their performers and their work spans from the stage to the screen.

The PappyShow are associates of National Youth Theatre and The North Wall, Oxford. They are an NDT Associate Ensemble. / @pappy_show

Creative Team: 

Director: Josie Daxter
Creative Producer: Kane Husbands
Producer/Production Manager: Molly Jones
Music Director: Naomi Hammerton
Designer: Rianna Azoro
Lighting Designer: Martha Godfrey
Movement Director: Rachel Leah Hosker
Stage Manager: Crystal Gayle
Dramaturg: Jess Murrain
Personal Assistant: Eleanor Faye


Saida Ahmed
Sam Hardie
Bea Holland
Jamie Randall
Kim Tatum
Seda Yildiz
Colette Zacca


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