FOLLOWING their Edinburgh and UK tour success with the international award winning five star smash hit This Really is Too Much, Gracefool Collective is inviting audiences to the non-wedding event of the year, a radical reimagining of our most recognisable ceremonies. Marvel as four defiant brides attempt to maintain their dignity, please everyone and no one as they boldly wade through a minefield of tradition, conformity and expectation.

This Is Not A Wedding sees the four Gracefools use their signature concoction of anarchic, wildly entertaining dance theatre as they attempt to come to terms with coming of age in a high pressure, low tolerance, success driven society.

Funny and feminist, the performers - Kate Cox, Sofia Edstrand, Rachel Fullegar and Rebecca Holmberg - invite the audience to question the rigidity of life’s milestones. Laugh out loud funny with a serious undertone about life and existence, the feisty and stylish quartet’s acts of anarchy include a perfunctorily sexy version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D and a karaoke sermon featuring Edith Piaf. They roll down the aisle in a ball of brides, perform a robotic march to Talking Head’s Road to Nowhere and make existential speeches questioning the meaning of life.

Gracefool Collective was created in 2013 by four young female theatre makers, who aim to provoke, delight, and defy convention through irreverent physicality, sharp writing and arresting characters. Their last show won the Stockholm Fringe Festival Grand Prix, the Swedish Festival’s top award.



ARC, Stockton, September 4 and 5; Gala Durham, September 11 and 12; Northern Stage, Newcastle, September 13 and 14; York Theatre Royal, September 17 and 18; Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, September 30; Saltburn Community Theatre, October 2; Arts Centre Washington, October 3; The Witham, Barnard Castle, October 4