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France, or The Niqab ()

Produced by

Old Pirate

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Sean Dixon


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


August 9th, 2012 – August 19th, 2012


What do miniskirts, high heels, and the Islamic niqab have in common? Defence lawyer Tabatha is about to find out. Inspired by a Globe column by the hilarious, biting Tabatha Southey, ‘FRANCE’ burlesques the veil-banning law recently enacted in FRANCE—with physical comedy, explosive language, quick wit, and a smart, bouncy, sexy, risky, fresh little story—while leaving the veil-banning rules recently enacted in CANADA entirely alone. (


Salvatore Antonio Performer
Charlotte Gowdy Performer
Beatriz Yuste Performer

Creative Team

Sean Dixon Playwright
Tanja Jacobs Director
Gurpreet Chana Music
Gurpreet Chana Sound Designer
Monica Dottor Choreographer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Victoria Wallace Set Designer
Victoria Wallace Costume Designer
James Cade Fight Choreographer


Gin Shulist Stage Manager
Aislinn Rose Producer