ORAL is a show about mouths. What goes into them. What comes out of them And what they are actually for. Based on her lived experience, Viv Gordon and company sink their teeth into childhood sexual abuse, dentistry and crocodiles.
ORAL is a rebellious gobby kind of show about rising up and biting back.
A jaw dropping call to arms.
"A Poetic Masterpiece" - Creative Reviews UK
"A rallying call to recognise trauma in mainstream conversation"
- Bechdel Theatre
I Am Joan is an autobiographical one woman show. A hopeful comedy about a woman in recovery from trauma finding empowerment by connecting with various inspiring Joans, such as Joan Collins, Joan Jett and Joan of Arc, all of whom embody elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief.
Think Dynasty meets Joan of Arc with lashings of cherry bakewells and a heavy dose of glam rock.
Irreverent, laugh out loud, hold your breath and get the tissues out;
this show will stay with you long after you watch it.
PreScribed (a life written for me) explores the side effects of being a GP navigating an NHS in meltdown.
Viv was commissioned by The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute at University of Bristol to work with researchers Ruth Riley and Johanna Spiers and make a show for the Feel It Festival 2016.
Viv’s own lived experience of mental ill health, combined with verbatim extracts from anonymised research transcripts, creates a powerful account of a GP on the brink of a crisis.