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. Premiere: 2019.
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.
A journey through thousands of years of misogyny
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.Aftonbladet
Circus attacks the church view of women.SvD
Dazzling effects and heavenly rope tricks.DN
Cast and crew
God’s disobedient rib is a co-production with Cirkus Cirkör, the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Malmö City Theatre.
Directed by: Tilde Björfors
Adaptation: Lærke Reddersen
Playwright: Martina Montelius
Music by: Samuel "LoopTok" Andersson
Set design: Fridjon Rafnsson
Costume: Anna Heymowska
Lights: Patrik Angestav
Mask: Lena Strandmark
Directors support: Maria Löfgren
First performance: March 21, 2019 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm