She's a Good Boy

She’s A Good Boy is a moving, funny and honest personal story about non-binary gender and identity. The autobiographical show, written and performed by Elise Heaven. The performer’s real life experiences are recreated using humour, live music and comedysongs to share with the audiences the challenges of a society that is conditioned only to see people as masculine or feminine. Elise is called pretty the same amount of times as being called sir in an average week. If Elise had £1 for every time someone has asked 'Are you the best man?' then Elise would have £2. Elise is often asked, 'Are you a boy or a girl?' the answer to this question is: No. Christina Poulton, of the show producer Strike A Light explains “We’ve found that this show means a lot to audiences. It’s hilariously funny one minute and then really moving the next. The show explores non-binary gender and questions the assumptions we have that people can only be masculine or feminine, and which current society reinforces. For teenagers exploringtheir gender identity or parents of those teens, they’ve found it an uplifting and emotional experience. For all our audiences, gender is such an interesting subject and throws up lots of questions.” As well as sharing Elise’s own experiences, the show encourages the audience to think about their own preconceptions; Why can only Scottish men wear skirts? Why do we need to say ‘he’ and ‘she’? How do we teach our children about gender and what does that means for them?  The story is told with energy and comic moments throughout from seahorses to spiderman socks, tributes to disgruntled local councillors and wedding day disasters.

Forthcoming Dates
She's a Good Boy Malvern Cube