Posted on 16th Aug 2011 @ 10:21 AM
When Women Wee
By Dirty Stop-Out
The all female play When Women Wee has joined forces with the female urinating device; Shewee. Can you think of a more aptly matched team?! When Women Wee is a comedy set in the private space of a female public toilet in a nightclub. The new comedy offers a voyeuristic journey into the private lives of different types of women: The young, the old, the divorced, the drunk and the depressed.
Shewee are proud sponsors of When Women Wee for their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. If you don’t already know, Shewee is the award winning portable urinating device that allows women to urinate whilst standing and without removing clothes. Shewee is ideal for travelling abroad, festivals, long car journeys and any kind of outdoor pursuit where toilet facilities are absent or less than desirable. Shewee is easy to use, discreet, reusable, lightweight and it fits in a pocket!
Both Dirty Stop-Out (creators of When Women Wee) and Shewee are passionate about getting women to ‘Stand Up and Take Control’ as the Shewee strap line states. Formed in August 2010, Dirty Stop-Out is the creation of Playwright Rachel Hirons alongside the award winning Director, Stef O’Driscoll. They are two females who take an active role in gender equality and portrayal. Ask Dirty Stop-Out if they’re feminists? ‘We much prefer the term ‘equalist’ explains Rachel.
With a fantastic cast the When Women Wee play was performed at the Camden Fringe Festival and The Lyric in Hammersmith. The response was overwhelming and was described as 'Therapeutic' and 'Hilarious' by people of all walks, genders and ages. ‘I can't look at women the same again’ said one man as he left the theatre!
Join the cast as they follow a familiar group of girls through the trials and tribulations of friendship, alcohol, men and menstruation on a typical Saturday night. Is fanny spray taking femininity too far? Are ‘quiet pooing in public’ rituals normal? Do you have any toilet roll in there? …Is she OK? Watch the girls try to answer these questions and many more.
About Dirty Stop-Out...
Dirty Stop-Out are an exciting, daring new theatre company based in London, UK. They create work that explores, questions and portrays the hidden depths of human nature and behaviour. The vanity, the jealousy, the weaknesses and habits only carried out in the privacy of our bedrooms, bathrooms and heads.
When Women Wee is their first play aimed to diffuse the misconceptions between the genders and ease the pressures that society can create resulting in a 'Them and Us' mentality. Dirty Stop-Out aim to entertain and disarm, re-assure and ultimately bring people together through the arts.
Where, where and how much?!
When? 4 - 28 August, 11pm
Where? Underbelly @ Edinburgh
How much? £6 - £10.50
There will be a chance to win a Shewee at the show as they are thrown out into the audience! If you’re not one of the lucky ones who catch a Shewee then there will be a chance to buy one at the end of the evening.
Shewee was invented by entrepreneur Samantha Fountain who developed her idea initially as part of her degree at university. The idea came to Sam while she was backpacking around Europe. Shewee Ltd now supplies retail outlets all over the UK and in over 25 countries worldwide. Shewee is stocked in over 85% of ‘outdoor’ stores in the UK, is supplied to the army and is NATO approved. Shewee is also available on the NHS prescription list.
Shewee was patented in 1999 and was entered in to the annual New Designers Awards, where Sam won the James Dyson Product Design Award. More recently Sam won the Silver Award at the British Female Inventor and Innovator Awards. Since appearing on BBC’s Dragons’ Den over 6 years ago Shewee is now a handbag essential!
Shewee has appeared in many publications this year, a selection of which include The Independent, Heat, The Sunday Mirror, The Guardian and The New York Times! In 2011 Shewee has featured on the Rob Brydon Show, Angina Monologues, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated and Loose Women. Radio is loving Shewee too! In 2011 Shewee has been on BBC Radio1, Absolute Radio, Radio City, Radio Jackie and many many more! All this fantastic press has helped launch Shewee and bring it to the attention of a huge audience, allowing women to benefit from the freedom that Shewee provides.
1 Shewee is currently sold every 4 minutes!
When Women Wee is a daring and provocative comedy that welcomes us into the world of the unedited, uninhibited thoughts and behaviours that happen inside the female mind and public toilet.
Get your tickets for When Women Wee online at www.underbelly.co.uk
Notes to Editor: British Female Inventor and Innovator Network – Silver Winner for the overall Female Inventor 2006. 22nd February 2006.
The 2nd series of Dragons’ Den ran from November 2005 - December 2005. Follow up programs on Samantha Fountain November 2006, CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL 2007 and October 2009.
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TV clips can be seen on www.youtube.com/sheweeltd
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Shewee is available to purchase online at www.shewee.com and all good outdoor retailers throughout the UK and worldwide.
For more information about Dirty Stop-Out go to www.dirtystop-out.com