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Toilet Story by Forge

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9th March 2024

Our Forge theatre makers present ‘Toilet Story: a conversation behind closed doors’.
A drop-in artistic installation will be open from 6pm with last entry at 8.30pm, with performances taking place throughout the evening. If you’d like to watch a performance, please ensure you book ahead.

Step past the gendered icons to enter into the public toilet. A complicated space fraught with tension, solidarity, moments of peace and relief, and more. 

You’ll be guided through artistic interventions exploring womanhood through the lens of the public toilet and have the opportunity to witness a short performance to an extremely small audience. 

Say a prayer at the shrine of Scarlett, patron saint of toilets, and listen to the stories of women from 3 different centuries. For this evening only, you are invited into their private space for a fleeting glimpse of their stories.

With only six tickets available per performance, this is a very limited offer. A tiered pricing structure of £3/6/9 has been designed to suit all budgets. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please email if price is a barrier to you attending the performance.

All genders welcome. We would recommend this for people aged 14 or over.

Forge is a two-year theatre training led by women, for women. Since 2021, we have been introducing young women to a range of theatre skills, and then helping them specialise in a chosen aspect of the theatre-making field. 

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Toilet Story: Access

Installation: The exhibition will take place in our Studio space, our dressing room, and the Theatre. The dressing room is a small and dimly lit space. You will be guided by the Forge participants through this space. In between the dressing room and theatre are five steps – an alternative step free route can be taken. There will be some audio based art works – transcripts will be available upon request. You are welcome to touch the art work and take photographs.

Performance: The performance takes place in acta’s women’s toilets. Other toilets, much further away from the performance space, are available for use during the performance times. The audience size for each performance will be six people only and you will be expected to stand for the duration of the fifteen minute performance – although chairs can be provided if requested.

We are very keen to accommodate you – please reach out to request adjustments (including any you have that are not listed above) by contacting

Toilet Story is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Ragdoll Foundation