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Smile Club

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Age Guidance: 12+
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    Description of sexual violence

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Come on love, cheer up, it might never happen.

Welcome to Smile Club. Life’s so much better when you smile. Everyone knows that. So go on – give us a smile. Meet Lisa, a Smile Club attendee. Lisa’s been through it all and she now knows – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that nobody likes a girl who makes a fuss; nobody likes a girl who can’t take a joke. She knows too, that life is simpler when you let things go. And she certainly has. All of it.

Join Lisa as she presents the perks and rewards of being a Smile Club Member. Hear about her descent into dejection, rage, and bloody violence, before her remarkable transformation into the smiley, well-adjusted human you see before you today.

Set in a dystopian world in which a government drive exists to tame and prune unruly women deemed unable to fit into society, Smile Club is a darkly comic and searingly satirical new one woman show from writer/performer Andrea Heaton (Fidget Theatre) and writer Adam Z. Robinson (Shivers, The Book of Darkness and Light), directed by Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Rod Dixon (Mother Courage and Her Children, The Parting Glass).

Presented by Red Ladder Theatre Company


Captioning Information

The Difference Engine enables d/Deaf audiences to receive captions on their own mobile device and is available for all performances of Smile Club. If you use captioning, you will need to need to download The Difference Engine app on your smartphone or device. When you arrive at the theatre you will be able to connect to the Difference Engine Network.

Cast & Credits

Performer & Writer Andrea Heaton / Writer Adam Z. Robinson / Director Rod Dixon / Sound Design Ed Heaton / Set & Costume Design Emma Williams /


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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors