Nine Foot Nine
What would happen if, over a period of 5 months, almost every single self-identifying woman in the world grew to be nine foot tall?
Cara and Nate are a hard-working young couple looking to start a family. Together they’re bumbling through the daunting world of pregnancy tests, maternity clothes and flat pack cot building, all the while trying to come to grips with the terrifying responsibility of having to physically create an actual tiny human person. That is, until suddenly, inexplicably, agonizingly, a vast proportion of all the women in the world start to grow - centimetre by centimetre, foot by foot, with science powerless to stop them.
The world is in disarray, the entire structure upon which communities are built grinds to a shuddering halt. The awareness that women are now physically more powerful than men sends shockwaves through society, fracturing age-old assumptions and prejudices. How do political regimes react? What will happen to industry, media, families, sex? And, more importantly, what comes next?
Nine Foot Nine chronicles Cara and Nate’s struggle to adjust to this new reality, how the changing labels of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ worm into their relationship and push them towards a world where the gender balance is forever altered. Bold and brash, Nine Foot Nine shows bodies onstage in a way never seen before.
Nine Foot Nine is shortlisted for the 2018 LET Award, and had a 5 minute showcase at the Royal Court as part of their International Women's Day programme. It was part of the Bunker Season's Breaking Out Programme in June and was at Assembly Front Room at 11:45am for the entirety of the Edinburgh Fringe.
NINE FOOT NINE CREATIVE TEAM
Playwright: Alex Wood
Director: Helena Jackson
Creative Producer: Josephine Shipp
Set Designer: Verity Johnson
Lighting Designer: Jess Hung
Sound Designer: Nicola Chang
Cara: Alexandra James
Sophie: Misha Pinnington
Nate: Paul O'Dea