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An angry, joyous, punk protest that doesn’t pull any punches

A brand-new production from Hull-based Silent Uproar, Dead Girls Rising is written by Maureen Lennon, with music and lyrics from Anya Pearson (international punk artist featured on BBC Radio 6 Introducing), Dead Girls Rising is an explosive exploration of what it takes to live and survive within a violent patriarchy.  

Following the lives of Katie and Hannah at three set moments in their life - each portrayed by different actors - Dead Girls Rising is a coming-of-age journey through all the reasons women and girls learn to fear men. Summoning The Furies - the Greek goddesses of vengeance (or technically justice) - they tear apart the tyrannical history of male power through cabaret skits and Riot Grrl-inspired punk songs which connect each scene of the girls’ lives. 

Katie and Hannah love murder. They go to bed listening to podcasts about serial killers; they clutch blankets watching gruesome documentaries. They’re in deep. They’re not sure if they can stop, and they’re not sure if they want to. 

Dead Girls Rising interrogates themes of true crime, Greek mythology, patriarchy and women’s safety, with a furious soundtrack and moments of horror and magic on stage. Co-directed by Silent Uproar’s Ruby Clarke and Alex Mitchell, it stars Helen Reuben, Angelina Chudi, Izzy Neish, Zoe West and Rebecca Levy. 


  • Pocklington Arts Centre - Tuesday 14 May
  • Cast, Doncaster - Wednesday 15 May
  • The Civic, Barnsley - Thursday 16 May
  • Tron Theatre, Glasgow - Friday 17 & Saturday 18 May
  • The Traverse, Edinburgh - Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 May
  • Marsden Mechanics - Saturday 25 May
  • The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury - Sunday 26 May
  • Northern Stage, Newcastle - Friday 31 May & Saturday 1 June
  • Liverpool Arts Club - Monday 3 June
  • The Welly, Hull - Tuesday 4 - Friday 7 June
  • The Deaf Institute, Manchester  - Sunday 9 June
  • Sheffield Theatres - Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 June

Further Information:  Silent Uproar | DEAD GIRLS RISING (