There was a little girl

November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

there was a little girl

Millie is not like other girls.

In fact, ever since she was little she actively traded in her fairy tales for mud, cut off all her golden ringlets and created her alter-ego, Michael (an absolute legend with the best banter). She’s about to learn what it really means to be one of lads, whilst she explores and subverts the insidious roots of gender stereotypes, turning what she thought she knew on its head. Join Millie (and Michael, of course) as they battle against the assumptions of their former selves, when being ‘not like other girls’ is not all that it seems.

Part quest, part drag, part bingo, this multifaceted one person show strives to find a new approach to gender discourse. A witty, unflinching & truthful insight into growing up opposing the female narrative whilst being covered in 90s nostalgia galore

“A force to be reckoned with” – ★★★★ – Broadway Baby.
“I’ve never watched something more relatable” – Audience Review

Artist bio:
Millie Wood-Downie is an award-winning queer, artist/producer and poet. She works at the cross section of activism, live performance and creative experiences. She has been described as “intriguing, suspenseful and complex” (Fringe Review). Whilst being commissioned by the BBC as part of their New Creatives scheme she went on to win a Gold Award at HEARNow Festival 2021. Her first full length work with Penultimate Theatre Company, Forgotten Dialogue won the Brighton Fringe Pebble Trust award 2019. There Was a Little Girl is her debut solo show.