The Lady's Not For Walking Like An Egyptian
What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of
every top ten hit by a female artist from the 80s?
Drag out your Lycra legwarmers and Greenham Common Songbook. This is the 80s like you’ve never seen it before. Or. Exactly like you saw it before.
In 2013 Mars.tarrab were commissioned to make a show about the 80s. Margaret Thatcher was still alive. nat tarrab was born in 1972 – her 80s were Section 28, The Lesbian Avengers and CND marches. Rachel Mars was born in 1980 – her 80s were lycra cycling shorts, Bananarama and Just 17! The Lady's Not For Walking Like An Egyptian smashes together their very different experience of coming into adulthood in this period to ask questions of the legacy of the pop and politics of this time and what the 80s ever did for us.
Could've watched Mars.tarrab dissect the 80s all night. The Lady's Not For Walking… is funny, melancholy & incisive.
It’s a simultaneous punch to the gut and the funny bone, with a queasy aftertaste of discomfort.
Laughter and tears. A bizarre and wonderful thing.
★ ★ ★ ★ Exeunt ★ ★ ★ ★ Everything Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ West End Wilma