God’s Disobedient Rib

See the other side of the Bible. The unwritten story of women during the birth of Christianity is uncovered in this dramatic, uproarious circus show.

God's Disobedient Rib

According to the Bible, the first woman was formed from a rib bone from the first man – and that was just the start of the problems.

Through the eyes of acclaimed journalist and author Gunilla Thorgren, we take a different look at the stories in the Bible, and uncover a second story – the story of women. With dazzling aerial sequences, terrifying illusions and hilarious commentary, we traverse through the history of the religious text. 

Confront a millennium of misogyny and oppression, and the unrelenting resistance against it – with Thorgren's signature feminist humour as your guide.


En historisk resa genom årtusenden av kvinnoförtryck

Get a glimpse of the drama, spectacle and story of God's Disobedient Rib, in the official trailer.


We get to see dramatic, acrobatic plundering; the condemnation of women's sexuality symbolically depicted on a Chinese pole; and beautiful acts that lift significant, historical women's figures.


Circus attacks the church view of women.


Dazzling effects and heavenly rope tricks.


Cast and crew


Karoline Aamås
Sven Boräng
Michael Jonsson
Hamadi Khemiri
Anna Lagerkvist
Cecilia Lindqvist
Tanja Lorentzon
Fouzia Rakez
Marilén Ribot
Methinee Wongtrakoon

Creative team

Director: Tilde Björfors
Adaptation: Lærke Reddersen
Playwright: Martina Montelius
Music by: Samuel "LoopTok" Långbacka
Set design: Fridjon Rafnsson
Costume: Anna Heymowska
Lights: Patrik Angestav
Make up: Lena Strandmark
Director assistant: Maria Löfgren